By Tom Quiner
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.”