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Former Abortion Providers Speak Out

The Pro-Life Action League has always emphasized the need to reach out to those directly involved in providing abortions. League founder Joe Scheidler devoted a chapter of his 1985 book, CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion, to this ministry. Since then, the League has worked to share the powerful stories of those who have walked away from the abortion industry.

Dr. Anthony Levatino

Dr. Levatino performed abortions regularly as part of his Ob/Gyn practice until he was shocked into an awakening by the sudden death of his adopted daughter. Dr. Levatino spoke at the Pro-Life Action League’s very first “Meet the Abortion Providers” conference in 1987, and served as emcee for our 2012 “CONVERTED” conference, featuring a new generation of former providers. Dr. Levatino has remained active in the pro-life movement. He has testified before Congress about abortion methods and the reality of abortion practice in the United States, and serves as an invaluable resource for pro-life activists. Dr. Levatino currently has an Ob/Gyn practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Linda Couri

After having an abortion while in her early 20s, Linda Couri became involved in “pro-choice” political activism, eventually working as a counselor at Planned Parenthood in Champaign, Illinois. Becoming increasingly conflicted about the morality of abortion, Couri slowly returned to the Catholic faith. Following a psychological breakdown, she turned to the post-abortion outreach Project Rachel for help. Her profound conversion led to a desire to work within the Church. She currently serves as the Director of Lay Ministry Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Catherine Adair

Catherine began working for Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts in 1997 at the largest abortion clinic in New England. There she witnessed thousands of abortions, doing everything from counseling to assisting in the abortion procedure rooms. After seeing the aftermath of a second-trimester abortion, she was forever changed. Her personal experience with abortion at age 19 and time working at Planned Parenthood changed her from a “pro-choice” feminist to a pro-life activist. Her personal experience is one of hope and of healing, and she credits God, with His infinite mercy and forgiveness, for giving her the strength to share her story.