At one time, Italian doctor Antonio Oriente spent his days as a physician dismembering children in utero as an abortionist. Today he is an avidly pro-life physician who has repented of his former deeds.
On September 20th, during a Papal Audience, a man drew close to Pope Francis, carrying with him a somewhat suspicious looking bag. Inside were half a dozen surgical instruments of various types and sizes which he, Dr Antonio Oriente from Messina, ex-abortion gynaecologist, wanted to deliver at all costs to the Holy Father.
At the airport, en route to the event, the former abortionist had already encountered problems with his suspicious luggage, which contained the scalpels and forceps which the doctor had used to commit abortions. But eventually he made it – unannounced – to the Mater Care International Conference in Rome. There, Dr. Oriente delivered his former surgical instruments, used for years in his gruesome abortion practice, to the feet of the Holy Father. It was a symbolic gesture of his conversion of life and commitment to the pro-life cause.
Dr. Oriente is now the vice president of the Italian Association of Catholic Gynecologists and Obstetricians.