Abortionist quits after coming face to face with an aborted baby


“Inside the remains of the rib cage I found a tiny, beating heart. I was finally able to remove the head and looked squarely into the face of a human being — a human being that I had just killed.”

Former abortionist Dr. Paul Jarrett spoke at the conference “Meet the Abortion Providers” sponsored by the Pro-Life Action League. His testimony is posted in its entirety here.

While Jarrett was still a resident, he was required to collect the dead bodies of aborted babies that were killed by saline, a method of abortion that is not often used today, in which caustic saline solution was injected into the woman’s uterus, poisoning and burning the baby to death. Labor would then be induced.

Dr. Jarrett witnessed one child born alive to a hysterical mother who had a saline abortion. The child, he said, lived for several days.

It was a tragedy that led to Jarrett taking up the abortion instruments himself. In 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade, abortion became legal in New York. Women from all over the country went there for abortions. During his time at Coleman Hospital, a young woman died as a result of complications from a legal abortion—not an illegal “back alley” one — and Jarrett was deeply troubled by the loss of this young life. He felt he could do a better job as an abortionist than the doctor who killed her. Jarrett decided he would perform “safe” abortions for women.

When Jarrett finished residency and moved to a new hospital, he began his short career as an abortionist. Jarrett describes the day he committed his 23rd and last abortion.

Jarrett was performing a suction curettage abortion, where the baby is pulled through a tube attached to a powerful suction machine and ripped to pieces. The video below, featuring Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes a suction D&C abortion.