Dr. Warren Hern is an abortion doctor who, in 2002, received the Christopher Tietze Humanitarian Award from the National Abortion Federation. In the 1980's, after having performed about 300 abortions, he wrote a letter to Planned Parenthood discussing the emotional difficulties of being an abortionist. The letter was excerpted in a 1994 sociology textbook and reads in part:
"The technique creates intense emotional responses in doctors, [and] sometimes leads to moral anguish and nightmares."
"We have reached a point in this particular technology where there is no possibility of denial of an act of violence by the operators. It is before our eyes. The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current. Some part of our cultural and perhaps even biological heritage recoils at the destructive operation on a form so similar to our own.
Read more here... and please, pray for Dr. Hern, who continues to perform abortions. May he allow God's mercy to free him from the terrible burden of a culture of violence and death.