Taxi Driver Stopped The Car and Begged Her Not to Have an Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 7, 2014   |   4:57PM   |   Washington, DC

LifeNews recently profiled a woman who had an abortion and expected it to be this wonderful liberating experience that she would highlight with artwork in a way to accentuate the positives of abortions.

Instead, the abortion was devastating and she is dealing with massive emotional and mental health fallout from it.

It didn’t get the attention it deserves because of the woman’s abortion decision and her desire to promote abortion as this positive thing, but there is a profile in courage story about a taxi driver who, upon learning of her destination, did his best to talk her out of the abortion. Sadly, she went on to abort her baby, but this driver deserves some credit for being the last line of defense for a helpless child who never saw it coming…

taxiThe driver was Middle Eastern, from some hot and weather-less country, but he did a fair job of steering into the skids. He kept asking me why I was going out in such weather.

“I have to go to the doctor,” I kept telling him.

“Why? You don’t look sick.”

“I have to have a procedure.”

“What? What procedure?”

Finally, I told him. Why not? I was proud and un-conflicted. I was exercising my right. I was making a video.

He pulled over to the side of the road, right there on the Brooklyn Bridge — not only illegal but dangerous. “Please don’t kill the baby,” he said. “Please don’t kill the baby.”

“What are you doing?”

“Don’t kill the baby.” He wouldn’t move the car, though horns blared all around us.

“Keep driving! I have an appointment!” I shook his headrest. This was not part of the script.

“Please don’t kill the baby,” he said again, turning around to face me. He had beautiful big brown eyes — almost black. “I will take care of you and the baby. I work two jobs.”

“Drive,” I told him.

“You are going by yourself?” he asked.

I said, “Drive.”

He drove. The camera wasn’t on. I didn’t have any of it on tape.