Dr. Levatino tells British Youth Conference how an abortionist became pro-life

Editor’s note. This comes from SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Dr. Anthony Levatino

Dr. Anthony Levatino

This past weekend, a record 200 young people gathered from across the UK to listen to inspirational pro-life speakers, make new friends and learn how to reinvigorate the pro-life movement.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Tony Levatino, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who performed abortions for eight years before he stopped in 1985 and became an inspirational pro-life advocate. Delegates listened with horror as he described the grisly process of a late-term abortion, of which he performed over 1,200. He also passed around the instruments which are used.

Dr. Levatino then shared how the death of his daughter Heather in 1985 led to him seeing the babies he was aborting as someone’s son or daughter. He stopped performing abortions, and went on to become an outspoken advocate for the unborn.

He has spoken all over the world, including in front of the United States Congress. In fact, after leaving the conference, he flew to Ireland, where he spoke in front of the Citizen’s Assembly, which is considering whether the pro-life Eighth Amendment should be repealed.

The young people gathered at the conference were greatly impressed by Dr. Levatino’s testimony, and the Q and A session wasn’t long enough to satisfy them; he was constantly surrounded by eager questioners. His expertise as an experienced obstetrician was also very valuable. He dispelled myths around abortion.

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Other highlights of the conference included:

  • Fiorella Nash
  • Alexandra Tompson
  • Dr. Anthony McCarthy
  • Dr. Patricia Morgan
  • Dr. Joseph Meaney

The conference attendees also had a chance to take part in workshops, and to hear about the great work being done by SPUC Scotland through Project Truth, and at the March for Life.