Former abortionist weighs in on why doctors perform abortions

The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist turned pro-life, said:

“Why, you may well ask, do some American doctors who are privy to the findings of fetology, discredit themselves by carrying out abortions? Simple arithmetic at $300 a time. 1.55 million abortions means an industry generating $500,000,000 annually, of which most goes into the pocket of the physician doing the abortion.”

“An Ex-Abortionist Speaks” a review of “Confessions of an Ex–Abortionist” in The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind (1997) Quoted in Gail Koop Broken Land: God’s Message in a Bottle (Olive Press, 2016)

At the time of the quote, a first trimester abortion was about $300 in most clinics.  Today, abortions in the first trimester cost $450-$500 and late-term abortions are much more expensive. There is even more money to be made.

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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