What I Said Changed Her Mind


The woman on the right was entering our local Family Planning Associates to schedule an abortion. This is what I said to change her mind:

change mindI shouted, “Please, don’t kill your baby. God has entrusted you with that life.”

She hesitated, looked toward the door, then back at me.

“Please, we will help you,” I pleaded. “Do you know what they will do to your baby? They will pull off the arms and legs one by one. They will insert scissors into the baby’s head.”

Is this too radical to say to a young, vulnerable, pregnant woman?


I have thirty seconds to change a “customer’s” mind about murdering her child, half a moment before she enters the killing field where she will be lied to, taken advantage of and affirmed that what she will do is a woman’s right. And that it’s perfectly normal to rid herself of this unwanted burden.

Dr. Anthony Levantino, a former abortionist, describes the “normal” process of later-term abortions:

“With suction complete, look for your Sopher clamp. This instrument is about thirteen inches long and made of stainless steel. At the end are located jaws about 2 ½ inches long and about ¾ of an inch wide with rows of sharp ridges or teeth. This instrument is for grasping and crushing tissue. When it gets hold of something, it does not let go. A second trimester D&E abortion is a blind procedure. The baby can be in any orientation or position inside the uterus. Picture yourself reaching in with the Sopher clamp and grasping anything you can. At twenty-four weeks gestation, the uterus is thin and soft so be careful not to perforate or puncture the walls. Once you have grasped something inside, squeeze on the clamp to set the jaws and pull hard–really hard. You feel something let go and out pops a fully formed leg about six inches long. Reach in again and grasp whatever you can. Set the jaw and pull really hard once again and out pops an arm about the same length. Reach in again and again with that clamp and tear out the spine, intestines, heart and lungs.

“The toughest part of a D&E abortion is extracting the baby’s head. The head of a baby that age is about the size of a large plum and is now free floating inside the uterine cavity. You can be pretty sure you have hold of it if the Sopher clamp is spread about as far as your fingers will allow. You will know you have it right when you crush d own on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix. That was the baby’s brains. You can then extract the skull pieces. Many times a little face will come out and stare back at you.

“Congratulations! You have just successfully performed a second trimester Suction D&E abortion. You just affirmed her right to choose. If you refuse to believe that this procedure inflicts severe pain on that unborn child, please think again.”

The woman, Devon, turned around and walked toward our sidewalk, the place where we are are still legally protected to speak the truth in love. I pulled out a Gospel tract with a picture of our President on it. “Who is this on the front of this trillion dollar bill?” I asked.

“Obama,” she replied.

“Did you know that President Obama’s mom was a single parent? Your child could grow up to be the next President.”

A fellow counselor took her by the hand, then led her to the Birth Choice Center down the street. We are confident, that after seeing the ultrasound of her child, she will keep her baby.


Before teaching my class, “Abortion is about God: Reframing a Moral Issue” I did nothing about the abortion epidemic. Perhaps you will join us this Thursday at Hope Chapel for this eight week class that runs from 7-8:30pm.


  • Our local Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance just got their first ultra sound machine thanks to Focus on the Family. They need volunteers to help set up the exam room among other needs. Click the link provided.


  1. Steve,
    This may be a dumb question/statement, but I thought abortions past the 3 month mark were totally illegal?! How can they be performing them at the 23 week mark??? I guess maybe I need to take your class and become more educated!

    • At this clinic they perform them even into the third trimester.

    • Abortion on-demand, even up to full-term pregnancies is legal in most States still to this day. Any attempt to stop so-called “Late term” abortions, even in cases where the law was actually passed by a majority of voters in a State has been overturned by Federal Judges.

      Jesus is truly our only hope to win this battle because our generation appears to have been turned over to “The depraved mind.” They don’t recognize truth even when it’s starting them in the face! But, I know we can win, because with Him – all things are possible! If you haven’t signed Senator Paul’s “Life Begins At Conception” Petition, then please go do that.

      As Pastor Steve always says, do something, DO something, do SOMETHING! We, all of us, can no longer be passive on this issue. It’s time to END the Holocaust in America!

  2. Thank the Lord for all you guys do. God bless you. I’m re-posting this, asap.

  3. What a wonderful story; and ending!!

  4. Pstr Steve thank God for your boldness yr such an encouragement Omgosh It’s so horrible that people still do this in their final trimester it’s just sickens me when they can give it up for adoption but I guess it horrifying to to them 2 think that one day that child will look for them and question them about giving them away in the first place. It’s crazy that even if you do it as early as you can before 3months the world wants you think it’s ok it’s not really a baby yet because the sooner the better while it’s still a pile of cells but we have to believe otherwise and keep warning life begins at conception..

  5. Thankyou for what you are doing, may all Glory be to God.

  6. Yes God bless you Pastor Steve and those who go out on the streets with you (Righeous Richard)! Praise God for a life saved!!!

  7. God bless you Pastor for posting this, and for giving that woman hope.

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