After performing around 1,000 abortions, Dr. Kathi Aultman came to a disturbing realization: she had legally killed more people than the serial killer Ted Bundy.
“I didn’t see the fetus as any different from the chicken embryos that I dissected in college,” Aultman said in an interview on The Van Maren Show. She was strongly pro-abortion, according to the Daily Signal, and believed that it was a woman’s right to abort a child.
“I felt that I was a woman’s advocate, and I was helping women, so I felt I was doing everything right,” she said. “And I love taking care of women.”
However, while working at a neonatal intensive care unit, she began to doubt the ethics of abortions. She was saving babies in the NICU that were the same age as the ones she was also aborting.
Her breaking point came shortly after she gave birth. “I moonlighted doing abortions at a clinic and continued to do that even when I was pregnant, and I saw no incongruity with that,” she said. “My baby was wanted. Theirs was not, and that was the difference.
“After my delivery, however, when I came back to work in the clinic, something had changed in my mind, because I felt a little different all of a sudden, and I was confronted with three patients that basically changed my mind.”
One patient was using abortion as birth control; another admitted to wanting to “kill it,” referring to her baby; and, the third cried during the entire procedure.
“The fact that they were unwanted was no longer enough justification for me to kill them,” Aultman said. “The sad thing is that I still referred for abortion. I still believed abortion was a woman’s right. I just sort of thought it was the lesser of two evils, and it took God a long time to completely change my mind.”
She decided to never perform another abortion again but did not speak out on the practice. It wasn’t until she read an article comparing abortion to the Holocaust that Aultman joined the pro-life movement.
“When I became a doctor, I couldn’t understand how the German doctors could do what they did until I read that article,” she said. “They could do it just like I could kill babies, because we didn’t consider them human.”
She said this “was the first time that I saw myself as a mass murderer.”
“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve killed a lot more people than Ted Bundy, but it wasn’t illegal,’” she said. “And that was when I became pro-life.”
Since her conversion, she has testified before Congress on the Heartbeat Protection Act, which forbids abortions after six weeks of gestation when a baby’s heartbeat can be detected.
“Our society has been subjected to extreme propaganda,” she said in her testimony. “We have sanitized our language to make abortion more palatable. I don’t believe a woman can remain unscathed after killing her child.”
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