Former Abortion Doctor Recounts Decision to Stop Operating After Daughter's Death
A former abortionist who claimed to have conducted more than 1,200 abortions over several years spoke out about what made him decide to stop performing the grisly operations.
Dr. Anthony Levatino, a certified OB-GYN who is working with the new film "Unplanned," said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday that in the 1980s, his young daughter Heather was hit by a car and later died.
He said that when he began practicing in the late 1970s, he was a "dedicated pro-choice" doctor who performed first and second trimester abortions.
"This was a woman's right to choose and I was an obstetrician, and I was going to provide that care," he said of himself at the time.
However, after losing his daughter, he said he looked at his work differently.
During a second trimester abortion procedure he was conducting soon after Heather's death, Levatino paused after he had removed parts of the fetus from the patient's uterus.
"They call it dismemberment abortion for a reason," he said. "I stared at what I had just pulled out of the uterus."
"I looked at that pile of body parts [and] didn't see the right to choose," he said.
"Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt said that she was struck by his story, adding that the pictures Levatino shared of Heather reminded her of her daughter Hayden.
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