Dr. Haywood Robinson, a former abortion doctor who is now an advocate for life, recently brought awareness to the impactful work being done at a Care Net-affiliated pregnancy resource center.

Seneca Choices for Life, in Columbus, Georgia, offers hope, help, and healing to women before, during, and after pregnancy. Located adjacent to an abortion facility, Seneca recently hosted Dr. Robinson during its 40-Days for Life campaign.

Dr. Robinson is the Director of Medical Affairs and Education at 40-Days for Life, an international organization that seeks “to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.”

During an interview with WRBL in Columbus, Robinson shared the testimony of how he went from an abortion doctor to a pro-life doctor.

“I became a believer. The Lord Jesus Christ saved me. I was born again in 1986… [Jesus] put me into the pro-life movement as a pro-life warrior. And the first ministry that I was involved in was indeed a pregnancy resource center like Seneca.”

Amber Snipes, the Executive Director of Seneca, told WRBL that “our prayer is that women will find real help.”

“Many of the women we serve are in very difficult circumstances and the abortion is not going to change the circumstance. What we are trying to do in our prayer campaign is find solutions to the situations that lead women to the abortion facility, because most of the situations are financial, educational, employment, or relational.”

During the 40 Days for Life campaign, a team of staff and volunteers signed up to pray, fast, and witness onsite at Seneca.

“People in Columbus have made extraordinary sacrifices to expose the abortion industry and to protect pre-born children and their mothers from abortion,” Robinson said in a Facebook post by Seneca. “I’m honored to be able to join these folks in prayer. Their efforts illustrate why we’re seeing historic changes – more mothers choosing life, more abortion workers experiencing conversions and leaving the abortion industry, and more abortion centers closing their doors for good.”

Haywood and his late wife Noreen Johnson, M.D. met as residents at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, where they learned to perform abortions. He and Noreen later became pro-life advocates and practiced medicine together until retirement in 2019. Noreen passed away in 2021.

In an interview with author and television producer Simisola Okai, Robinson talked about how the medical community often justifies abortion.

There’s no rational reason to kill a pre-born innocent child,” he said. “This is a basic procedure where the enemy gets in your mind and convinces you that what you’re doing is something that’s legal and for the purpose of helping a patient. But from my point of view, to be able to do an abortion, a process has happened that causes [someone] to dehumanize the child to make it a non-entity.”

“[They are] doing this procedure for the money, not for the benefit of this patient, because pregnancy is not a disease. If you subtracted the money variable out of this whole abortion Holocaust, we wouldn’t even be sitting here talking about it. It’s really all about the money.”

In the interview, Robinson said, that although he had stopped performing abortions before he became a Christian, he came to sense the horror of abortion from the Lord’s point of view, how a doctor “would take an innocent baby that the He was knitting and making in that mother’s womb, and kill it.”

“Now, I knew from a simple scientific point of view that the sperm combines with the egg, you have one cell, and 40 weeks later, you have a human being. Is that an absolute miracle or what?”

But the greater miracle, he said, is that one day I went “from darkness into light and could be transformed in the image of Christ and have all my sin forgiven, not just the sin of abortion…”

Today, through his work at 40-Days for Life, he is engaged in what he called, “the biggest battle in the history of humankind.”

“It’s a global Holocaust. A war against babies.”