If you can read only one online post today, click away from mine onto this one: “Terry Beatley fulfills promise to former abortion doctor.” Beatley is a woman whose pro-life journey has taken her to some interesting places, including a face-to-face meeting with Dr. Bernard Nathanson in 2009. Nathanson co-founded the abortion advocacy group NARAL, but he later became outspokenly pro-life.
Read the whole article. The words that jumped out to me, the ones we ought to share far and wide today, are these.
Toward the end of the in-depth interview, Beatley found herself unexpectedly saying: “If you have a message for America, I will gladly deliver it for you. … I will tell your story, the story of deception but also the story of personal redemption.”
Beatley recalled how Nathanson paused for a moment before replying, “Teach of the strategy of how I deceived America and that the cofounder of NARAL says, ‘Love one another; abortion’s not love. Stop the killing; the world needs more love.’”
This very day, NARALPro-Choice America is sponsoring what it calls #StopTheBans day, in an effort to derail late-term abortion legislation nationwide. Nathanson’s message is a fitting answer.
h/t Jill Stanek for bringing the catholicherald.com post about Terry Beatley to my attention. Catholic Herald is a publication of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.