San Sebastian, Spain, Aug 6, 2019 / 08:59 am
María Martínez Gómez is a former abortion nurse in Bilbao who used to go by the name "Amaya." An unexpected experience in the most unexpected of places prompted Gomez to change not only her name, but also her entire outlook on life.
Gomez shared her testimony and conversion story in late May at a conference in San Sebastian. There, she explained what convicted an abortion nurse who hated everything for which the Catholic Church stood, to become a devout Catholic revert.
Although Gomez was baptized Catholic, she did not practice the faith and describes herself as "about to apostate." She had worked in an abortion clinic as a nurse, where she would prepare women for surgical abortions. Working in the clinic, she said, would require her to lie to herself about what she was doing. One time, she asked a colleague if what she was looking at was in fact a fetal foot--and she managed to convince herself that it was simply a blood clot.
The stress of the job caused her hair to fall out.