SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In an incident that some are calling “demonic,” a viral online video shows a California abortionist confronting a man last week wielding surgical scissors while declaring his love for killing babies and his refusal to turn to Christ.
The confrontation took place at Family Planning Associates in San Diego on Saturday as Zephaniah Mel stood outside of the facility preaching the gospel and calling those inside to repent.
“You’ve got to repent, sir, from murdering babies,” Mel states calmly as he sees abortionist Robert Santella, 72, step outside.
Santella quickly confronts Mel holding a cup of coffee in one hand and scissors in the other.
“Why?” Santella asks, getting close to Mel’s face.
“Because it’s a sin before God,” Mel replies.
Santella then begins making strange noises.
“Why?” he repeats.
Santella breathes in Mel’s face, and declares, “Stinky breath!”
“That’s pretty evil of you, sir,” Mel states.
“Yeah, I am,” Santella replies, and makes another hacking noise as he raises the scissors close to Mel.
“That’s what you do to babies,” Mel remarks.
“Yeah, I love it,” Santella declares. “Yeah, I do.”
Mel then tells the abortionist that he hopes he comes to Christ.
“No, I don’t go to Christ,” Santella replies. “I don’t listen to Christ!”
“You have a darkened heart, sir,” Mel states.
“I do have a darkened heart,” Santella agrees, and then leans into Mel to state, “I do very, very much so.”
When Mel warns that the abortionist will stand before God in judgment for all the babies he has been tearing apart, Santella concurs.
“Yes, I will. Every day,” he says, adding in regard to murdering babies, “I love it. I love it.”
Santella has a longstanding disciplinary record with the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance. In 1983, his license was suspended for 60 days and placed on probation for five years for gross negligence after he injured three women, including botching a hysterectomy, which resulted in the patient nearly bleeding to death.
In 2000, Santella was again disciplined for unprofessional conduct after he failed to maintain adequate records for three women and neglected to perform necessary tests. He was placed on probation for four years, and was ordered to take classes, including an ethics course.
Last year, an ambulance was twice observed being called to the scene of Santella’s abortion facility.
“The man is definitely under the influence of Satan,” Mel wrote in sharing the encounter on Facebook. “It is also sobering because it is a reminder of who we once were (Ephesians 2:1-2). Please pray fervently for his soul. If he dies in his sin without Christ (Hebrews 9:27), he will be ushered into a terrifying judgment. We love this man. We don’t want his soul tossed into eternal Hell. Would you join us in prayer for him?”
He also urged Christians and gospel-centered churches to consider speaking out for life at their local abortion facility.
“If we can abolish the legalization of slavery, then by God’s grace we can abolish the legalization of human abortion,” Mel told Christian News Network.
The video has been viewed over 18,000 times since Monday.