Monday, February 21, 2011

Dr Bernard Nathanson dies aged 84

The renowned abortionist turned pro-lifer Bernard Nathanson died today at the age of 84. He is said to have overseen the performance of some 75,000 abortions, including one on his own child carried by a girlfriend. Following his conversion to the pro-life cause, he produced the documentary film The Silent Scream which shows how the unborn child recoils from the forceps of the abortionist, resisting all attempts on its life.

A detailed report of his life and the circumstances of his conversion to the Catholic faith can be found at the National Catholic Register. As one person comments on the NCR website, Nathanson was to the pro-life movement what Paul was to Christians, a persecutor turned apostle.

Read these moving words of Nathanson about his baptism:

“I was in a real whirlpool of emotion, and then there was this healing, cooling water on me, and soft voices, and an inexpressible sense of peace. I had found a safe place.”

Is the Catholic Church the natural place for converts from the abortion industry to the pro-life cause?

I'm sure his funeral will be a major event. May he rest in peace and intercede for the conversion of all who work in the abortion industry.

See also In the Light of the Law.

1 comment:

  1. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. He was a brilliant speaker with a brilliant mind. He spoke at a Human life International conference in Santa Clara, CA in 1991 and his pro life speech is still etched in my mind. He was pro-life at the time of course, but hadn't been recieved into the Church. I would recommend his book; "The Hand of God" which is a trul uplifting read.


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