Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A former anti-abortionist sees the light

Bernard Nathanson, M.D., used to be an anti-abortion activist. He describes in his 1996 autobiography, The Hand of God, the horrors women faced before Roe vs. Wade:
At least two-thirds of the clinic females ambulanced to our emergency room in the middle of the night, bleeding profusely and in severe pain, were the victims of botched illegal abortions, not spontaneous miscarriages... Those of us practicing gynecology no longer see the results of illegal induced abortion: the raging fevers, the torn and obstructed intestines; the shredded uterus requiring immediate hysterectomy; the raging infections leaving many women sterile, exhausted, in chronic pain... Illegal abortion was in 1967 the number one killer of pregnant women.

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