Abortionist turned pro-lifer, Bernard Nathanson passed away at the age of 84 on February 21, 2011.
Bernard Nathanson, a leading abortionist in the 1970s who later converted to the pro-life cause, passed away at the age of 84. Nathanson co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League, and in the 1970s he was the director of the largest abortuary in the western world: the Centre for Reproductive and Sexual Health in New York. It was there that he was personally responsible for 75,000 abortions and committed 5,000 abortions himself. He later said in interviews that, “committing 75,000 abortions was the greatest mistake of my life… and legal abortion was the greatest mistake this nation (the U.S.) has ever conceived”.
In the March 2011 issue of the Interim, Paul Tuns explains in an article that “In 1973 he became the head of obstetrics at St. Luke’s Women’s Hospital in New York and was exposed to the use of new ultrasound technology. For the first time, he was forced to see the humanity of the child in the womb. He continued doing abortions until 1979, but shortly after carrying out his final abortion procedure, he released his first book, Aborting America, and became one of the leading opponents of the abortion rights movement he helped create.”
In Nathanson’s book called Aborting America: A Doctor’s Personal Report on the Agonizing Issue of Abortion, he reveals the dishonest arguments used by the abortion industry. In order to mislead the public about the demand for supposedly safe abortions, advocates of abortion in the 1960s and 1970s greatly inflated the number of illegal abortions, the deaths resulting from these, and the polls of public support of abortion.