Former Abortion Proponent Now Pro-Life
Special Report - November 26, 2008
Abortion in the United States is a cutthroat industry where moneyand not the well-being of womenis the bottom line, according to former abortion clinic owner and operator, Carol Everitt. The pro-life activist and author discussed her personal experience with abortion and provided troubling details about the abortion industry in a recent interview with North Carolina Family Policy Council president, Bill Brooks. The interview airs in two parts on the Council’s weekly radio program, “Family Policy Matters” on November 22 and November 29 on over 20 radio stations across the state and on the Internet.
Everitt, who is author of the book, Blood Money, said she got into the abortion business “to justify her own abortion,” which occurred when she was married mother of two, and resulted in years of suffering for herself and her family. “If I sold another abortion to a woman,” Everitt told Brooks during the interview, “in some sick twisted way, if she was okay, then perhaps I was okay.” She also discussed the role that money plays in the abortion industry. “It is a business based on the bottom line,” she said, adding that she made over $10,000 a month off the abortions in her clinics. Everitt also described the coercion tactics used by her abortion clinics to pressure young women into aborting their unborn children. “For instance, we had a set of explanations to help every girl decide abortion was the answer to her problem,” she said. “We would identify the fear and tell her that abortion would fix it.”
Everittwho said she was involved in over 30,000 abortionsis today an outspoken opponent of abortion, and is founder of a pro-life organization called, The Heidi Group. She said she found healing and a way out of the abortion business through faith in Christ, thanks to the prayers and efforts of a pastor and his wife. Everitt told Brooks that she now has very different advice for women facing crisis pregnancies. “I would say, please, do not take the life of your baby for in doing so your life will be adversely affected,” she said. “Call the nearest pregnancy centerthere's one in every city[or] someone at a church. Someone will help you.”
To listen to Part 1 of this interview and/or to find out which stations in your area broadcast “Family Policy Matters,” go here.
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