Conversion of abortion workers: Respect Life Month Day 13

Conversion of abortion workers must be a high concern for pro-lifers. The hope of conversion should also extend to all those who are entrenched in the stench of the culture of death.

As pro-lifer’s we recognise the dignity of the pre-born child. We fight for their right to life. We see that love, compassion, and service must be given to pregnant mothers, to fathers, and to all those who suffer after their abortion experience. We love and serve people in the community attending to their needs. We champion true compassion at the end of life, walking with those whom we love and care for, protecting them from the danger of an early death brought on by euthanasia or assisted suicide.

How often do we find in our hearts love for the abortion worker?

It can be sickening to think of all that they are involved in. How can they endure day in and day out, the horrific sights, sounds and smells of abortion?

Yet, each of these people were created out of love, for love. They too, deserve our heartfelt prayer and fasting for their conversion. They deserve our willingness to reach out to them, to show them friendship. To show them love.

Many abortion workers have now walked away from the abortion industry because people, just like you and me, made sacrifices on their behalf. Their hearts have been softened. Their eyes opened.

Dr Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of NARAL, and responsible for 75,000 abortions (5,000 at his own hands), converted when he saw an abortion on ultrasound. He narrated the 1984 documentary, The Silent Scream, a suction abortion viewed through ultrasound. Dr Nathanson maintained that it was the prayers of many faithful pro-lifers that saw him leave the abortion industry, and in time, find the forgiveness of God. He spent the rest of his life championing the rights of the pre-born child.

Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director, viewed an ultrasound guided abortion which, as reality hit her, turned her world upside down. Abby’s clinic was the site of the first 40 Days for Life vigils. Her conversion was a direct result of the power of prayer. So powerful is Abby’s story, it has been recorded for history in the book UnPlanned, and on screen in a movie of the same name. Abby founded And Then There Was None, an important ministry assisting abortion workers to leave the industry.


Dr Bernard Nathanson, speaks of the power of technology which helped to reveal the reality of life within the womb.

“I started changing my mind in 1973, when advanced technology moved into our hospitals and offices. I speak now of ultrasound imaging, fetal heart monitoring electronically, hysteroscopy, fetoscopy—things that gave us a window into the womb. Over a period of 3 or 4 years, I mulled over these technologies and what they revealed.”


Decide today to pray for the conversion of all abortion workers. Pray for those who perform the abortions and for the nurses who assist. Pray for the counselors, office staff, and maintenance workers. Pray for those who collect blood samples for testing, those who deliver linens and medical equipment to the abortion facilities. Pray for people who have the task of removing the medical waste bins and those who dispose of the bodies.


Prayer for Abortionists and Their Staffs
Lord, we lift up to you all abortionists and their staffs, including all technicians, nurses, receptionists, counselors, chaplains, and all who are employed or voluntarily assisting with the killing of the unborn in any way.  We place each one of them in the innermost recessess of Your Sacred Heart — Your Heart of Mercy, compassion and love for all Your children.

We pray that they will accept the supernatural graces that You give them this day to renounce the horrific killing of Your children; the psychological, physical, and spiritual harm they are doing to the women through their actions; and the tremendous spiritual, physical and psychological harm they are doing to themselves.

Give them an abundance of courage and strength to say “no” to murder and to escape the culture of death and the constant torment and resentment that they experience in their lives.

As they approach You, encourage them to draw nearer, remove the veil that covers their eyes and blinds them to the truth.  Pour out Your tender, loving mercy upon them that they will see the truth, the reality, and the consequences of their actions.  Draw them into the light of Your love and penetrate their souls with the light of truth, the light of Your knowledge, wisdom, and understanding.

We pray this in the holy name of Jesus, through the intercession of our Blessed Virgin Mary.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on them and on the whole world.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for them.
Blessed Anna Maria Taige, pray for them.
Pope John Paul, the Great, pray for them.

Jean M Heimann

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