Former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino and his wife Cecelia share their unique perspective about why a physician who has been trained to give life would take it away. The story of their conversion to pro-life has educated and motivated audiences worldwide.
From selfish motives to real understanding, Dr. Levatino and his wife discuss what it was like to perform abortions and the toll it took on their family until a personal tragedy occurred. Their daughter died in a car accident, and he reevaluated the value of life.
Before their involvement in the pro-life movement, Dr. Levatino performed over 1,200 both first and second-trimester abortions as part of his OB-GYN practice in upstate New York. "I was morally neutral and believed that I had an obligation to offer complete care to my patients," states Dr. Levatino.
Cecelia Levatino is the only wife of a former abortionist who has dared to pull back the veil of confidentiality about family relationships and the consequences of abortion on the families of the physicians who perform them. "The tragedy of abortion has a ripple effect which reaches far beyond the woman and her unborn child and touches the hearts and souls of everyone, including the physicians and families." Dr. Levatino has testified about the dangers of abortion before Congress.
Dr. Anthony Levatino and Cecelia love to share their story and equip others in the cause of life. Their story, combined with practical advice on what the pro-life community can do to increase their effectiveness, has made them sought-after international speakers.
"Dr. Levatino was an excellent speaker. He knows what he is talking about and commands the attention of the room. His experience in the abortion and health industry gives him excellent credibility. On the personal side his story brings emotion and heart. We were VERY pleased with the amount of funds that came in from the night."
"Dr. Levatino did an amazing job! I am still receiving many positive comments about his presentation – several people have in fact said that Dr. Levatino is the best speaker we have ever had – and that is saying a lot because we have had many wonderful speakers over the years. Dr. Levatino was a pleasure to work with, and his powerful testimony was a great enhancement to our fundraiser."
"While the subject is very difficult to hear, the Levatinos did an excellent job of making the tragedy of abortion very real to the audience. I thought it would be challenging to top the effective testimony or our prior speakers, but their testimony was incredibly powerful and effective in helping the audience understand the reality of what this ministry faces each and every day."
“Tony and Ceil Levatino were amazing speakers at our Annual Banquet – The Truth is Black and White. Their testimony was so powerful and articulate. They provided our donors with a new outlook on abortion and our local abortion provider. They contributed to the best banquet in Loving Choices history. We would highly recommend them to any pregnancy center. “