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Confession of an Ex-Abortionist
About Abortions ^ | Dr. Bernard Nathanson

Posted on 05/31/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT by EdnaMode

"I am personally responsible for 75,000 abortions. This legitimises my credentials to speak to you with some authority on the issue. I was one of the founders of the National Association for the Repeal of the Abortion Laws (NARAL) in the U.S. in 1968.

A truthful poll of opinion then would have found that most Americans were againstpermissive abortion. Yet within five years we had convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to issue the decision which legalised abortion throughout America in 1973 and produced virtual abortion on demand up to birth. How did we do this? It is important to understandthe tactics involved because these tactics have been used throughout the western world with one permutation or another, in order to change abortion law."

(Excerpt) Read more at aboutabortions.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionists; bernardnathanson; nathanson; tiller
A very interesting essay. He also produced the film "Silent Scream."
1 posted on 05/31/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

Of COURSE life begins at conception - how anyone could possibly convince themselves otherwise is beyond me.


2 posted on 05/31/2009 7:55:54 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Aria
Of COURSE life begins at conception - how anyone could possibly convince themselves otherwise is beyond me.

It does not matter when it begins....if you DON'T KNOW you CANNOT arbitrarily take an action that YOU DON'T KNOW whether is murder or not.

If there is a door...and you do not know what is behind it....you cannot arbitrarily fire a machine gun through it and then claim that whether someone was in there was unknown, and therefore "just a philosophical question".
3 posted on 05/31/2009 8:05:27 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: EdnaMode

Thanks Edna.


4 posted on 05/31/2009 8:06:58 PM PDT by AliVeritas (I wake up, the evil one cries.)
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To: EdnaMode

Dr. Nathanson deserves our respect. For someone to admit that he was personally responsible for the end of 75,000 human lives is no easy task. God bless him for his conversion and for working so hard for the pro-life cause.


5 posted on 05/31/2009 8:07:22 PM PDT by ConservativeColumns
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To: Arkinsaw

Good point!


6 posted on 05/31/2009 8:10:34 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Aria

I have found that example gets through to quite a few people and makes people think. Not knowing when life begins makes zero difference morally.


7 posted on 05/31/2009 8:15:43 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: ConservativeColumns

Well said.


8 posted on 05/31/2009 8:17:56 PM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: EdnaMode

Step on a Turtle Egg, go to federal prison. Crush a living human being’s skull in utero and be celebrated as “courageous”.

Does any doubt remain in your mind that in fact Obama is right, America is no longer a Christian nation? It is impossible to be Christian and pro-abortion.

We are headed into a new dark age. Pray for revival.


9 posted on 05/31/2009 8:28:23 PM PDT by Binstence (Live Freep or Die)
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To: Arkinsaw

Bump for the beginning of life... such as that which gave me my grandkids!


10 posted on 05/31/2009 8:28:28 PM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: Aria

If I were to say that life begins when the fertilized egg actually implants inside the mother, would that be different from your statement? I’ve heard that there are polenty of times when an egg is fertilized but fails to implant and is then discarded naturally by the woman’s bodily functions.

Or is that a distinction without a difference?


11 posted on 05/31/2009 8:57:44 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Aria
They convince themselves very easily. Just as they convinced themselves to believe in obambi, because it is convenient.
12 posted on 05/31/2009 9:32:31 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: EdnaMode

Nathanson, among many other ex-abortionists, serves to exemplify as to why even the lives of abortionists are of great value to God — and that conversion awaits a small number of them...thanks to God’s tremendous grace & mercy. (The sanctity of life doesn’t stop @ the abortionist’s doorstep)


13 posted on 05/31/2009 9:56:13 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Two Kids' Dad
Or is that a distinction without a difference?

No. That is a death. A natural death, but it is a death nonetheless. There is a separate DNA for the baby as soon as the miosis and mitosis occur.

14 posted on 05/31/2009 10:01:07 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Caligula, just like his Kenyan ancestors, is selling his countrymen into slavery.)
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To: Jemian
There is a separate DNA for the baby as soon as the miosis and mitosis occur.

There is a distinct DNA for the new life as soon as fertilization occurs.
15 posted on 05/31/2009 10:13:00 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Two Kids' Dad

You asked: “I’ve heard that there are plenty of times when an egg is fertilized but fails to implant and is then discarded naturally by the woman’s bodily functions.”

Once fertilization takes place there is new life. When it doesn’t implant naturally, i.e. not caused by chemical or surgical methods, it is considered a miscarriage.


16 posted on 05/31/2009 10:18:07 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: aruanan

Isn’t that what I said? When the sperm enters the egg, the cells start dividing and multiplying. Isn’t that miosis and mitosis?


17 posted on 05/31/2009 10:21:17 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Caligula, just like his Kenyan ancestors, is selling his countrymen into slavery.)
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To: Jemian
Isn’t that what I said? When the sperm enters the egg, the cells start dividing and multiplying. Isn’t that miosis and mitosis?

No. The distinct genetic complement of the new individual is prior to the first mitosis (meiosis comes later during the formation of germ cells).
18 posted on 05/31/2009 10:27:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Oh. Thanks for the clarification.


19 posted on 05/31/2009 10:38:10 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Caligula, just like his Kenyan ancestors, is selling his countrymen into slavery.)
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To: EdnaMode

When you talk to pro death supporters, almost without question you hear them say while I am personally opposed to abortion, it is not my place to tell a woman what choice she should make (or somewhere along that line). I think that is the most gutless decision a person can make. Make a stand!!! You are either for killing babies or against it.


20 posted on 06/01/2009 5:26:47 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: EdnaMode

I believe that the doctor has converted to CATHOLICISM!!


21 posted on 06/01/2009 9:49:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
"abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control (from the article) I had a liberal friend tell me that we would just have to agree to disagree on the subject of prolife/prochoice. She gave your line wouldn't get one, but there are situations etc.. I said, "Right, you believe abortion is an acceptable method of birth control. I don't." She went ballistic. Apparently that wasn't what "she meant at all."
22 posted on 06/01/2009 2:47:36 PM PDT by PrincessB (The change he's peddling isn't something I believe in.)
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To: EdnaMode
Praise the Lord, his warrior Dr. Bernard Nathanson is putting on the Armor of God and fighting back with the Truth!
23 posted on 06/01/2009 8:14:13 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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