OB/GYN Dr. Lori Buzzett describes how she went from pro-choice to pro-life:
Hi, I’m Dr. Lori Buzzett. And I’m an obstetric gynecologist. I felt that the government should not have a say in what a woman did with her pregnancy. I felt that abortion should not be used as a form of birth control, but there were certain circumstances where I thought it was acceptable for a woman to undergo elective termination.
I started my education at a university OBGYN residency program. In our degree, we had to go through the procedure and learn to finish an elective.
My mentor showed me how to do the first abortion sat me down and guided me through the termination steps. And at the end, I remember feeling nauseous. As I was leaving, I ran into one of the employees, and he told me how proud he was that I had participated in that activity. And I don’t remember what I said to him, but I remember thinking that’s nothing to be proud of.
I knew I would never finish an elective, but I still held onto my pro-choice views at the time.
After completing my residency, I entered private practice, and shortly after, my husband and I were expecting our first child. We were very excited. And because, as a midwife, I had the opportunity to have an ultrasound early on, we could see our baby’s heart beating.
I found myself lying on the ultrasound table, looking at a screen where our baby’s heart lay motionless. I allowed myself some time to cry but quickly came to my senses and decided when I heard of our baby’s passing that I would spontaneously miscarry. I felt very responsible that I had lost the baby.
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I pushed those feelings away, eventually miscarried, and soon buried myself back into my busy schedule of phone calls and deliveries, and surgeries. Because once a woman experienced early pregnancy loss, everything went back to normal, right?
The next six months [it] became increasingly difficult for me to go to work. Finally, I confided my feelings to a good friend, and she told me I was grieving the loss of our child. I hadn’t let myself recognize my grief because of this thought: If life didn’t begin before a baby could support itself outside the womb, why was I in so much pain?
So my pro-choice attitude started to crack. As I continued my practice, I got a new set of eyes with these revelations, and I began to see the brokenness these terminations caused. It just made me realize that, as midwives we n, we must be complacent and allow these babies to be ignored.
When we completed our medical training, we swore to do no wrong. And in what I’ve seen, two of our patients suffer when we allow elective terminations. It’s time to take a closer look at what our profession does—an advocate for the health and well-being of our patients.
I invite you to join me as we reach out to help our unborn children, the most vulnerable in our society.
LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a website that exposes the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Secular Pro-Life. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.