When it comes to the issue of life, it is not only a Constitutional one, but a Biblical one. Frankly, I don't need science or the government to tell me when life begins. Neither obviously can determine that. I admit my presupposition is that God knows that and has indicated it in the pages of the Scriptures. He declares to Moses, "The life of the flesh is in the blood." When conception takes place, this is in fact, the beginning of life. It is not just a tissue product, but the conception of a human being.
Back in May, Dr. Anthony Levatino testified before a U.S. House subcommittee on the issue of abortion. As a former abortionist, Levatino admits to having performed 1,200 abortions (murders of the unborn). However, Levatino's testimony is that of one that has repented of the action and it is truly worthy of your time to listen to.
Last week a former abortionist, who admits to having committed around 1200 abortions, appeared before a U.S. House subcommittee. The hearing was on the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks in D.C., based upon the fact that unborn babies can experience pain at that stage of pregnancy.
Dr. Anthony Levatino, who has since turned his life around and is pro-life, was speaking in favor of the ban. And his testimony is perhaps the most brutal explanation you will ever hear for why abortion is evil - plain and simple. (Read his testimony below, with the strongest portions in bold.)
For those who may be tempted to write off Levatino’s testimony because he’s just “another pro-life nutjob,” it’s interesting how his testimony has eerie echoes to that of notorious late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart, who is still involved in the gruesome trade. During a preliminary injunction hearing in a US District Court in 1997 on the issue of late-term abortions, Carhart testified that he would sometimes dismember advanced-stage unborn babies during abortions, while the babies were still alive. Carhart described in detail the process of grasping the limb of the baby to be removed, and then twisting it off. When asked if the babies usually die during the process of dismemberment, Carhart responded, “I don’t really know. I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see the fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound.”
How is this considered anything but evil?
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