Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Incredible testimony from a Former Abortionist

Here is some disturbing testimony from Dr. Anthony Levatino speaking to the US Congress of his experience in aborting 1200 babies during his early years as an obstetrician.

"Imagine if you can that you are a pro-choice obstetrician/gynecologist like I once was. Your patient today is 24 weeks pregnant. At twenty-four weeks from last menstrual period, her uterus is two finger-breadths above the umbilicus.

If you could see her baby, which is quite easy on an ultrasound, she would be as long as your hand plus a half from the top of her head to the bottom of her rump not counting the legs. Your patient has been feeling her baby kick for the last 2 months or more but now she is asleep on an operating room table and you are there to help her with her problem pregnancy.

The first task is remove the laminaria that had earlier been placed in the cervix to dilate it sufficiently to allow the procedure you are about to perform. With that accomplished, direct your attention to the surgical instruments arranged on a small table to your right. The first instrument you reach for is a 14-French suction catheter. It is clear plastic and about nine inches long. It has a bore through the center approximately ¾ of an inch in diameter.Picture yourself introducing this catheter through the cervix and instructing the circulating nurse to turn on the suction machine which is connected through clear plastic tubing to the catheter. What you will see is a pale yellow fluid that looks a lot like urine coming through the catheter into a glass bottle on the suction machine. This is the amniotic fluid that surrounded the baby to protect her.

With suction complete, look for your Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At the end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ of an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go. A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can.

At twenty-four weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard–really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a large plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush d own on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. Many times a little face will come out and stare back at you.

Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a second trimester Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose.

If you refuse to believe that this procedure inflicts severe pain on that unborn child, please think again."

Dr Levatino became pro-life over a period of time when his family struggled with infertility, and later when his 5-year-old adopted daughter died in an automobile crash. You can listen to his testimony here.

(HT: JT)

Possibly related posts from the past:

Image bearers

Open Letter to M: Why abortion cannot be a matter of personal choice

Only 0.006 percent of abortions are done to save the mother's life


  1. it's definitely a ghastly job to do. But it is more ghastly to live with a child that's forever going to be a daunting memory. Also, i don't know if you read a news about a soon to be mother who died of complications from her pregnancy which the doctors would not abort.

    1. can murder or killing be ever justified..every murder/killing is done with a REASON.. self defence /convenience/revenge.
      Its painful and yes difficult mentally or physically to any parent/mother to have an abnormal child or a child out of wedlock/consequence of rape...but as humans do we actually have the right to terminate a persons life/future child becoz it is painful or inconvenient to the parents/mother....is that not playing GOD..does our pain/inconvenience empowers us to do something so monstrous...
      But yes.. if there is a danger to mothers life due to complications of pregnancy than its fair enough to terminate pregnancy (Not outrightly kill the baby) with outmost effort to safe the child too..not by any means killing it without making an effort to safe it..that would be equally gruesome..
      Among all Gods creation..only a human mother/parent can think of killing its baby out of inconvenience (correct me if I am wrong,,)....
      Every man is made in the image of God.Lets honour that with utmost care,love and effort.

  2. Imagine living with the 'daunting memory' of the fact that you have killed your own baby! How can it ever become okay to kill the baby because you are afraid it might be inconvenient and 'ghastly' to live with?

    Also, I'm sure you are aware that the case of Savita Halappanavar is not as straightforward as you make it sound. You can read some of the discussions my family had, and follow some of the links at http://theninans.blogspot.in/2012/11/in-news-this-week.html

    Do read some of my other abortion posts: