I have a selection of links to the conversion stories of abortion workers here. The blogosphere is also buzzing recently with this dream conversion. I'd like suggestions for more stories to add.
UPDATE: RedDog provided a link to this YouTube video of a converted abortionist from South Dakota telling her story:
Then, "abortion stories 1970"
The biggest news of 1970 was New York's historic vote legalizing abortion on demand through 24 weeks, with no restrictions. The freedom New York granted abortionists brought in carpetbaggers from all over the United States. Many of these abortionists were former "back alley butchers" who fled their home states to enjoy the freedom from prosecution they would find in New York. The carpetbagging abortionists attracted to New York included such unsavory characters as Harvey Karman and Jesse Ketchum.
Some of the appalling practices found in New York in the wake of the celebrated new abortion freedom included injecting women with saline and sending them home to abort -- or die. Saline was dangerous enough when used in a hospital setting, with intense medical supervision. To do it on an outpatient basis was to play Russian Roulette with women's lives.
Pardon me for not considering this cause to celebrate.
Meanwhile, women were continuing to die in California, where abortion laws had also been loosened up, though not yet to the extent New York had embraced.
Of course, abortion enthusiasts will claim that, well, all surgery has risks, and probably more women would have died from abortions had they remained illegal. But consider this: In 1921, there were 144 abortion deaths in New York City (that includes miscarriages as well as induced abortions). By 1951 that number had fallen to 15. Abortion mortality was plummeting. Public health measures to limit abortion carnage were working -- without taking the drastic step of legalization.
Here are those beneficiaries of abortion largess I was able to identify for 1970: