Confessions of an abortionist

By Tom Quiner

Pro life meme

He was one of America’s most prolific abortionists.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson claims to have performed some 60,000 abortions. He even aborted his own child.

He was a self-proclaimed atheist Jew. Dr. Nathanson was a leader in the so-called abortion “rights” movement, and was instrumental in establishing the National Abortion Rights Action League, now known as NARAL.

The late Dr. Nathanson talked about the tactics the pro abortion crowd used to advance the cause of expanding human abortion:

“We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.”

Deceit, said this pro abortion giant, was the essence of the success of this grisly industry.

Something happened to Dr. Nathanson in the 1970s. Thanks to the emergence of ultrasound technology, he was able to witness a real-time abortion. He was jarred into the realization that the fetus was more than a mere “clump of cells,” it was a person, a person whose body recoiled from the abortionist’s assault.

Dr. Nathanson realized, to use his words, that abortion is …

“the most atrocious holocaust in the history of the United States”.

He lamented his role in the expansion of human abortion. Dr. Nathanson developed a theory, which he called “The Vector Theory,” that stated that in each of us at the instant of conception is …

“a self-directed force of life that, if not interrupted, will lead to the birth of a human baby.”

As a fitting coda to his life, Dr. Nathanson joined the Catholic Church in 1996 because:

“no religion matches the special role for forgiveness that is afforded by the Catholic Church.”

Here’s the tragic irony. Dr. Nathanson was the inventor of the abortion lie. He admitted it. He confessed to the media these abortion lies. He confessed it to the politicians.

They ignored him. More than ever, the mainstream media and the Democratic Party promote the lie that abortion is only about one person and not two (or more accurately, three, if we include the father, as we should).

As Winifred Egan put it so well in the quote in the graphic above,

“What an irony that a society confronted with plastic bags filled with the remains of aborted babies should be more concerned about the problem of recycling the plastic.”


  1. tannngl on April 5, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Reblogged this on tannngl and commented:
    What an amazing informative post.
    It needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

    • quinersdiner on April 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Thank-you! Thanks for spreading the word.

  2. xPraetorius on April 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Boy, does THIS sum it up! What a shame that technology had to pick up where — years before — logic and common sense hadn’t carried the day.

    How could a man of Nathanson’s obvious intelligence and ability to maintain an open mind, NOT have heard — years before — the simple, clear, plain truth: No one can’t PROVE “it’s” not a baby. Further, that proof HAS to be clear, compelling and certain. You can’t take it back once you’ve killed “it.”

    “It’s” obviously a living, growing, human life, endowed by his Creator with all the aspects and characteristics of humanity possessed by every other person who ever walked the earth. Debate about “it” all you want, but don’t spend more than nine months in the debate! What a terrible toll since the pro-deathers avoided any substantive debate!

    It wasn’t hard to see all that. It wasn’t difficult to conclude that we should err on the side of caution and not kill “it.” It wasn’t hard to see that if we were exterminating real, live persons, that would be a horrible thing…and it wasn’t hard to see that no one could PROVE — beyond a shadow of a doubt — that “it” is not a real, live human person.

    Yet we have the incomprehensibly horrific abortion industry that we see before us today.

    What a blessing that people like Dr. Nathanson and Jane Roe came around! What a shame, a crying shame, they came around by looking back in dismay at the carnage they had helped to bring about.

    — x

    • quinersdiner on April 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

      I compare him to St. Paul. An enemy to the faith becomes the faith’s most ardent spokesperson. Thanks for writing.

  3. doctorjohn on April 6, 2013 at 9:07 am

    When “CHOICE” Is A “BABY” Real Christians Vote “NO”
    Scrutinize The Stance Of Those You Vote For

    • quinersdiner on April 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Agreed. Thanks for writing.

  4. alfred on April 9, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Imagine trying to tell a pro abortion liberal about this! I bet they will just say that this article is a “bunch of lies”.