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  • Former Planned Parenthood director: Dr. Nathanson ‘gave me hope I could do the same’

    03/01/2011 4:06:13 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/1/11 | John Jalsevac
    March 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over the last three decades the conversion story of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the former leading abortionist turned pro-life activist, touched countless souls. Included among them is the woman who most recently had the courage to follow in his footsteps - former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. Recently Johnson opened up about Nathanson’s influence, especially in the difficult days and weeks immediately following her decision to leave Planned Parenthood. Nathanson, a founding member of NARAL Pro-Choice America, passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. Yesterday morning he was put to rest after a...
  • A Safe Place - Tribute to Bernard Nathanson (abortionist and atheist turned pro-life)

    02/26/2011 2:28:24 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | February 26, 2011 | Robert R. Reilly
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, once the foremost abortionist in the United States and then perhaps abortion's most effective opponent, died on Tuesday at age 84. The Washington Post obituary mentioned that his 28-minute film, The Silent Scream, released in 1985, "became a sensation, widely distributed by antiabortion groups and screened at the White House by President Ronald Reagan, who urged members of Congress to see the movie and 'move quickly to end the tragedy of abortion.'"Therein lies a tale in which I participated when I met Dr. Nathanson in the White House back in 1985. At the time, I was...
  • Bernard Nathanson, Abortionist Who Became Pro-Life Activist, Dead at 84

    02/21/2011 7:25:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Bernard Nathanson, who was one of the leading figures in the abortion industry before he converted to the pro-life cause and the Catholic faith, died on February 21 in New York at the age of 84. Nathanson estimated that he performed 5,000 abortions personally, and as director of busy abortion clinics he supervised more than 70,000 abortions. He was co-founder of the group now known as NARAL, and helped craft the arguments in favor of abortion on demand. But Nathanson experienced a profound change of heart, and eventually embraced the pro-life cause. In 1985 the former abortionist produced The Silent...
  • BREAKING: Former abortionist, top pro-life advocate Bernard Nathanson dies at 84

    02/21/2011 2:03:21 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 21, 2011 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    February 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bernard Nathanson, the former abortionist turned top pro-life activist who is perhaps best known for his role in creating the pro-life video The Silent Scream, died at the age of 84 this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, reports the National Catholic Register. At one time Nathanson was deeply entrenched in the American pro-abortion movement, having co-founded the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and overseen 75,000 abortions as director of an abortion clinic. Nathanson’s high-profile conversion to the pro-life movement was sparked by the advent of the ultrasound machine in the early...
  • Bernard Nathanson Dead at 84

    02/21/2011 10:34:54 AM PST · by OddLane · 68 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 21, 2011 | Stephen Vincent
    NEW YORK — Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, an obstetrician who oversaw the performance of about 75,000 abortions before becoming a leading pro-life advocate and a convert to the Catholic faith, died after a prolonged battle with cancer this morning in New York. He was 84. After performing his last abortion in 1979 and declaring himself to be pro-life, Nathanson produced the 1985 film The Silent Scream, which shows sonogram images of a child in the womb shrinking from an abortionist’s instruments, and the documentary film Eclipse of Reason, which displays and explains various abortion procedures in graphic detail. Both films...
  • New movie on abortion attempts to spark honest debate

    12/14/2009 3:47:51 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 512+ views
    cna ^ | December 14, 2009
    Hollywood, Calif., Dec 14, 2009 / 05:37 pm (CNA).- A new independent film explores the issue of a woman's ability to chose to have an abortion, using a blend of the drama and documentary genres. “South Dakota: A woman's right to chose” isn't in theaters yet, but it has riveted audiences at a series of screenings in California.Bruce Isacson, director of “South Dakota,” began with the idea of making a documentary on the subject of abortion.” However, Isacson knew that he couldn't reach large numbers of people with the documentary genre. Historically, he notes on the movie's website, “documentaries draw...
  • Former Abortion Practitioner Bernard Nathanson Talks About George Tiller's Death

    06/12/2009 1:23:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 984+ views
    Life News ^ | 6/12/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former abortion practitioner Bernard Nathanson, who has since converted to the pro-life position, was a former mentor of George Tiller, the slain late-term abortion practitioner. In a new interview, Nathanson said he was surprised that Tiller never became pro-life himself because of new medical technologies.Nathanson is no stranger to the abortion industry, having done more than 75,000 abortions himself during the 1960s and 1970s and presiding over one of the nation's premier pro-abortion groups, NARAL.He earned widespread praise from the pro-life movement for his movie "Silent Scream" which showed the advancement in ultrasound technology and...
  • Confession of an Ex-Abortionist

    05/31/2009 7:52:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies · 2,061+ views
    About Abortions ^ | Dr. Bernard Nathanson
    "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...
  • Former Abortionist and NARAL founder, Dr. Bernard Nathanson interviewed on Focus on the Family

    01/21/2008 5:02:20 PM PST · by HokieMom · 5 replies · 569+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | January 21, 2008 | James Dobson
    Bernard Nathanson, M.D., was formerly the director of a large abortion clinic in New York City and personally performed thousands of abortions. He also co-founded NARAL (the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League). In the late 1970s, however, Dr. Nathanson had a change of heart and became a staunch opponent of abortion. He is creator of the pro-life video The Silent Scream and author of the book The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind. Dr. Nathanson continues to be a voice for the pro-life movement through speaking...
  • The Conversion Specialist (newsmen Novak, Kudlow, ex-abortionist Dr Nathanson, Sen Brownback)

    04/10/2005 7:31:03 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 843+ views
    CATHOLIC CITY ^ | c. Mar 2005 | Michael S. Rose
    Washington, D.C. and New York City have shaped the man who became Fr. C. John McCloskey III when he was ordained in Rome in 1982. "I'm not an angry man," he assures, but neither is he cowed by the media or academe. He's armed and dangerous. Armed with the Catholic faith, and dangerous to the enemies of that faith., and a way to salvation for men and women who are seeking Christ. "Priests are warriors for Jesus Christ," he says. "They are the Navy Seals, the Army Rangers, and the Green Berets of the Catholic Church, and I'm proud to...
  • Ex-abortionists Expose America's Greatest Scandal

    01/02/2003 9:56:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 129 replies · 657+ views
    WHISTLEBLOWER MAGAZINE Ex-abortionists expose America's greatest scandal Doctors, staffers tell electrifying story of corruption, greed, betrayal, death Posted: January 2, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com "Safe and legal abortion is every woman's right." That's what Americans have been told since the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade decision – 30 years ago this month – that opened up the floodgates of abortion in the U.S.A. But behind the slick marketing campaign, beyond the slogans and public posturing of abortion-rights activists, is what can only be described as the wretched reality of the abortion industry. Human babies, at or...
  • ABORTION: Facts banish the myth of the 'backyard butcher'

    11/25/2004 4:35:56 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 910+ views
    News Weekly ^ | 26 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    by Dr David van Gend As senior Government figures state their view that there are too many abortions, especially late abortions, and pro-choice voices raise the spectre of backyard deaths if abortions are restricted by law, it is time, says Dr David van Gend, to correct the historical and clinical misconceptions surrounding the "myth" of the backyard butcher. There is no denying the power of the "No coat-hangers" cry raised by abortion pressure-groups in response to recent public statements by politicians, but it is the power of emotional blackmail. It says to citizens, if you put any limits at all...
  • ABORTION LOBBY ISSUES MORE LIES IN ATTEMPT TO KILL THE BAN ON PBA

    09/17/2003 7:13:46 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 15 replies · 164+ views
    Laptoplobbyist.com ^ | September 17, 2003 | Chris Carmouche
    Now that the Senate has voted 93-0 to allow the Ban on Partial Birth Abortion to go forward to conference committee, the abortion lobby is cranking up its efforts to kill the bill by utilizing a campaign of lies and misinformation. According to Christine Carmouche, spokesperson for Laptoplobbyist.com, “Probably the biggest whopper came today from Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) testimony before the full Senate.” Boxer claimed on several occasions that when the court decided Roe, maybe 5,000 women a year died from botched abortions prior to the Roe decision. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA); however was immediately able to refute that...
  • The Nightmares of Choice:The Psychological Effects of Performing Abortions

    08/31/2003 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 71 replies · 7,129+ views
    Touchstonemag.com ^ | Sept 2003 | Rachel M. MacNair
    "I have fetus dreams, we all do here: dreams of abortions one after the other; of buckets of blood splashed on the walls; trees full of crawling fetuses," reported Sallie Tisdale of her time as a nurse in an abortion facility. Writing in Harper’s magazine, she told of dreaming that two men grabbed her and dragged her away. "Let’s do an abortion," they said with a sickening leer, and I began to scream, plunged into a vision of sucking, scraping pain, of being spread and torn by impartial instruments that do only what they are bidden. I woke from this...
  • CONFESSION OF AN EX-ABORTIONIST

    05/03/2003 5:02:46 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 56 replies · 7,028+ views
    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 against permissive 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...