February 23, 2011.
Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, a leading pro-life advocate and convert to Catholicism, died at the age of 84 on Monday in his New York home, after a long struggle with cancer. Nathanson, an obstetrician and overseer of more than 75,000 abortions, became an advocate of the pro-life cause in the 1970s when ultrasound technology allowed him to see inside the womb for the first time. He was struck by what he perceived to be the humanity of the child in the womb.
Nathansan decided to become a Catholic in 1994. He was baptized in 1996 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
Nathansan's legacy as one of the pro-life movement's great heroes and spokesmen lives on in the books and films he wrote and produced.