Dr. Robinson received abortion training while on the obstetrics and gynecology service during his residency. Discussion about the procedures or instructions about alternatives was not part of the training. Performing abortions required so little effort; everyone was doing it, and they didn’t seem to have a problem with it, so neither did Dr. Robinson. During this time, he met Noreen, was in her second year of OB/GYN residency and married her in 1981. “It’s a minor surgical procedure,” says Dr. Robinson referring to the D & C (Dilation and Curettage), which is not just performed for abortions. They both began moonlighting at the abortion clinic. Soon after they finished residency, they moved to Texas to start a family practice with just the two of them. “We didn’t want to be labelled as the community abortionists in Texas, so we didn’t do them,” he says.
On March 2, 1986, Dr. Robinson attended a Leon Patillo concert where he responded to the altar call. “That was my rebirthday,” he says. “I was blind and now I see.” Dr. Robinson says when the Lord comes into your life, your mind is transformed. “If I would have known abortion was wrong on an academic level, I would still not be saved from going to hell. Abortion is a sin, but I was already going to hell,” he says. “God used that to build a testimony to save babies now and bring others to the Lord.”
When dealing with mothers having abortions, Dr. Robinson says the women really didn’t want to give up their babies. “The only reason I was there was for the money,” he says. “It’s a deep, dark environment and I couldn’t wait to get out of the abortion clinic. It’s not a happy place.” Today he is a voice for the unborn. He and Noreen share their testimony nationwide to expose the facts of the abortion industry with 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organization that has saved thousands of babies and empowered 190 workers in the abortion industry to leave the field. 40 Days for Life holds bi-annual community-based campaigns that organize peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion clinics around the world. Their fall campaign starts September 25. For more info, please visit www.40DaysforLife.com. “For more than 30 years, I’ve had a front-row view of the advances taking place both in the pro-life movement and in the medical field that continues to prove the undebatable value of life inside the womb,” he says.
When they were both practicing physicians, Dr. Robinson says they purchased the now-closed Planned Parenthood building and relocated their medical practice. “Only God can build a story like that to show the redeeming power of Christ. Former abortionists now pro-life advocates.” Dr. Robinson retired from practice in June 2019.