Dr. Anthony Levatino has practiced gynaecology since 1980. As a part of his medical training, Dr. Levatino was taught to do abortions. He provided abortions for his patients in his office for eight years and performed over 1,200 abortions in the first and second trimesters.
In this Video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains the most prevalent second trimester abortion procedure, a dilation and evacuation (D&E).
These are his own words:
“I’m a practicing obstetrician gynecologists and I performed over twelve hundred abortions. One day after completing one of those abortions and looked at the remains of a pre-born child whose life, I attended and all I could see was someone’s son or daughter, I came to realize that killing a baby at any stage of pregnancy for any reason is wrong. I want you to know today no matter where you’re at or what you’ve done, you can change make a decision today to protect the pre-born.
As a doctor, you know that these are children; you know that these are human beings with arms and legs and heads and they move around and they are very active. But you get reminded — every time you put that scanner down on somebody’s uterus — you are reminded. Because you see the children in there — hearts beating, arms flinging.
I kept doing abortions, I didn’t stop. But it was tough. We started desperately looking for a baby to adopt, and I was throwing them in the garbage at the rate of nine and ten a week. It even occurred to me then: I wish one of these people would just let me have their child. But it doesn’t work that way. So the conflict was there.”