Former Abortionist Explains Why He's Now Pro-Life and Stopped Doing Abortions

Micaiah Bilger

It took a horrific tragedy for former abortionist Anthony Levatino to wake up and realize he was killing other people's children.

And it happened when he lost one of his own.

In an interview Wednesday on The First TV, the New York OB-GYN explained why he finally quit aborting unborn babies and became a pro-life advocate.

As a young doctor, "I wouldn't have hesitated to tell you I'm pro-choice," Levatino said. "This is a decision between a woman, her doctor, and nobody including the baby's father has anything to say about it."

He said he learned to do first- and second-trimester abortions as part of his OB-GYN training, and began doing them as part of his private medical practice in the late 1970s and early '80s.

At first, he had no doubts about his abortion work, but that changed when he and his wife struggled to get pregnant, Levatino said. After two surgeries, doctors told them that they likely never would have biological children. They decided to pursue adoption but soon were told the process could take five to ten years, he continued.

"It was during that time ... when I had my first doubts about it," Levatino told The First TV. "They were strictly selfish, but I'm not a fool. I knew the reason there are no babies to adopt for people like me [was because of] abortions. And I remember literally thinking, 'Gosh, I'm throwing these kids in the garbage.'"

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