LiveActionNews.com is reporting on the story of Dr. Yvonne Moore of Memphis, Tennessee who had been performing abortions since her residency days at the University of Tennessee.
“Once I graduated from medical school, I returned to Memphis for residency in ob-gyn at the University of Tennessee," she writes in her bio.
"It had become a tradition within our residency program that the most lucrative and sought after moonlighting jobs were found in the three local abortion clinics. You could make good money without having to leave town to work nights in hospital emergency rooms.”
She couldn't understand why some residents refused to perform the procedure because it was so lucrative.
“I knew there were good residents who chose not to do abortions for religious reasons, but I never really understood what one thing had to do with the other.”
Moonlighting at clinics soon became a full-time job and by the time she was a senior resident, she was not only the medical director of one of the abortion clinics but was immersed in abortion politics.
" . . . (I)f doctors who believed in a woman’s right to choose didn’t do abortions, who else would?” she asks.
But then she became pregnant and had a complete change of heart.
“It was not until I was pregnant myself that I began to really examine my feelings about the moral aspects of abortion. It had taken over a year for me to become pregnant with my daughter. The first time I saw the tiny little flicker of her heartbeat on an ultrasound screen I fell completely in love with her. I finally had to come to terms with the fact that the only thing that made my daughter any different than all those tiny babies I had terminated was the fact that I wanted her. It was as if the scales fell from my eyes and I was at last able to see what I had not allowed myself to see in all those years of doing terminations.”
She stopped performing abortions and is now training volunteers at a crisis pregnancy center about the medical and emotional complications of abortions.
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