Zachary King remembers the day well. It was in 1982. He was young, rebellious and dabbling in the occult. But on that day, he would make the transition from novice to the deeper things of Satan.
“I had just turned 14, and they told me there was going to be a sex party in someone’s house and all the males in the coven were going to sleep with this woman,” recalls King, now 47 and a pro-life activist living in Florida.
“And the purpose of the party was to get her pregnant, and then nine months later we were going to be doing an abortion,” he said.
I went back to my coven and asked an older guy, ‘What is an abortion?’” “He said ‘we say a spell and there is a baby in its mother’s womb and we kill it.’” He remembers asking a very direct question. “Is that legal?”
“And he said, ‘As long as it’s inside the woman, it’s legal.’” And with that short conversation, the teen was on his way to a dark existence as an occult leader. He would later become a high wizard, he said, overseeing more than 140 “ritual abortions.”
“Knowing a spell could kill someone inside a woman, and that’s legal, and five minutes later it’s illegal, I said, ‘This is awesome. I can do this all day long.’ You step through this door and you can kill, and you step through this other door and you go to prison. That in itself should tell you how satanic it is,” King told WND. “The coven leader called it a baby, not a lump of cells, and he said, ‘You kill it.’ They didn’t call it a lump of cells.”
He said he performed many of the sacrificial abortion rituals at the clinics of “a large abortion provider,” but he would not identify the provider for fear of lawsuits. “As a high wizard, your job was to get your hands bloody while saying a spell, regardless of whether that’s the baby’s blood or the mother’s blood,” he said. “My left hand guided the way, and the right hand had a scalpel. The woman never winced or anything. Both hands were bloody. I participated in 141 abortions. I doubt my actions actually killed any children, but I was still there.”
King said he was hired to be there, casting his spells, by the abortionists. “You have to be part of the procedure,” he said. “They have hired you to perform a satanic spell and, in order for that to happen, your hands have to get bloody.”
‘The women knew why I was there’ He said he would show up and change into his wizard’s robe to perform the incantations. King explained that he wore the same type of wizard’s garb seen in a music video by female rocker Pink for her song, “Just Like a Pill.” The video shows a wizard, dressed in black, his face painted pale and wearing a black top hat, reciting a spell behind the singer, as the scene then flips to simulated group sex.
He said the women whose abortions he attended would get pregnant with the intent of killing their unborn baby as a sacrifice to Satan. “So the women knew why I was there,” King said. “They know there’s a satanic ritual going on.
Alveda King, a pro-life activist with Priests for Life and the niece of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said she believes King’s story, because she’s heard others like it over the years. But she has no idea how prevalent such practices may be.
“Yes. Actually, I’ve been aware for many years,” she said. “I’ve heard testimonies of post-abortive parents, especially women. There was a witch in the hospital when my sixth baby was born.” Zachary King, author of a forthcoming book titled “Abortion is a Satanic Sacrifice” in an interview with the Lepanto Institute, gave the reason for the rituals.
“In satanism, killing something or the death of something is the most effective way of getting your spell accomplished,” he said. “As far as trying to get Satan’s approval, to give you something that you want, killing something is the best way to go. Killing something is the ultimate offering to Satan, and if you can kill an unborn, that is his ultimate goal.”
In December 2010, Life Site News, a pro-life website, published a profile of Abigail Seidman, who from the age of 10 was working in an abortion clinic managed by her mother, a nurse.
Seidman told Life Site her mother’s descent into the abortion culture was not motivated by the usual talking points – to save women from dangerous back-alley abortions, or to “help” women in difficult situations, or even for the money. It was a religion – literally. Seidman described the abortion clinic where her mother worked as “pervaded with occult imagery and practices.” The employees considered abortion “a form of sacrifice,” and would perform the procedure as a sort of ritual. They worshiped pagan deities embodying death, she told Life Site News.
Yet Seidman told the website she believes it’s critical that pro-lifers acknowledge the occultist influence – and recognize it as the key to pulling the abortion industry “up by the roots.” “The occult believers are the ‘core’ of the pro-abortion movement, just as the born-again Christians are the ‘core’ of the pro-life movement,” she told Life Site News. “I see no harm in striking at its heart, and informing ‘pro-choice’ people (particularly the well-meaning but misguided Christians) of who and what they are truly associating themselves with.”
“Yes for years. We’ve interviewed a few people here. It was about 1992 or 93, and we had a girl who came from Missouri and she claimed to be involved in the same sort of thing (that King talks about),” he said. “Women getting pregnant with the intent to kill their babies and women being told they could make themselves holy by offering up their baby as a sacrifice.
“She described situations where they would extract babies and do spells and satanic rituals.” The woman told Crutcher that one of the things they tell women in the counseling sessions is, “You make your baby holy like Jesus, because he shed his blood for you to make your life better, and your baby can shed his blood for you, too.
Another widespread idea among pagan feminists is that abortion is a “sacrament,” Zachary King said.
“When you take that and combine it with some women they all breeders, where all they do is have baby after baby after baby so they can abort them, and sometimes it’s done in private homes and sometimes in private clinics,” he said. “Usually it’s legal, wherever they do it. They usually have a team of attorneys who can say, ‘You can do this,’ or, ‘You can’t do that.'”
The one common denominator that links most of the operatives in the abortion industry is a hatred of Christianity, Sullenger said.
“A lot of these places are just money-making businesses and that’s all they care about. But we have seen a lot of attacks on pro-lifers not just because they’re pro-life but because they’re Christians,” she said. “There is one clinic (in Illinois) where they would mock Jesus, mock the Christians and mock their faith, and it’s not something that’s so unusual. We saw the same type of thing in Reno, Nevada.”
“Abortion has never been merely or even primarily a political issue. It is a false religion,” he writes. “When pro-life Christians, for example, pray in front of an abortion mill, it is not simply a matter of pro-life people opposing false medicine. It is the true Church in conflict with a false Church. One former clinic security guard, after being converted, admitted why he was angry at pro-life sidewalk counselors: ‘You were coming to protest in front of our church. That clinic was where we conducted our worship.'”