ABORTION IN THE NEWS
After 1,200 Abortions Dr. Anthony Levatino Gives Strong Testimony
Dr. Anthony Levatino was a very active abortion doctor who admittedly performed as many as 1,200 abortions, some of which were after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A personal tragedy eventually caused a change of heart, and he now speaks out against abortion, particularly in the later months of pregnancy. His conversion is covered in TeenBreaks.com at http://www.teenbreaks.com/abortion/abortiondoctors.cfm.
Dr. Levatino gave powerful testimony before a congressional committee holding hearings on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 242 to 184, but it was killed in the Senate when Democrats filibustered; and the required 60 votes to stop the filibuster could not be attained. President Obama had also planned to veto the bill if it passed.
This legislation dealt with the pain felt by an unborn child in an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and Dr. Levatino described the procedure and the pain felt in great detail, having a strong effect upon the House members who would vote on this bill.
The bill was called the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, because an unborn child feels everything at this stage of pregnancy. Dr. Levatino went step by step through the procedure used in dismembering a child at 24 weeks of pregnancy. His description was nothing less than ghastly as he explained the process of grasping one leg at a time, approximately six inches long at this stage, and tearing them off. Then the arms are torn from the body, followed by the spine, intestines, heart and lungs. He explained that the hardest part is removing the head, which is about the size of a large plum. House members were horrified to hear that the head was crushed and white fluid would come out of the cervix. That was the brains. Pieces of the skull could then be removed and the abortion was complete. The baby at this stage of development felt the pain of being dismembered limb from limb.
Although the bill was defeated, his testimony was so compelling that the content has now been converted to videos by the pro-life group, Live Action, and is making the rounds on Youtube and a new website. (see video below)
No one can describe the reality of abortion like the abortionist himself.