An Interview with Lucia Scatamacchia
Tonight I interviewed Lucia Scatamacchia, RNHA Florida’s Vice Chairwoman and the Youtuber known as the Conservative Next Door.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
I was born in Italy, raised in Miami, Florida. I am Italian American, but then my mom’s Peruvian. I’m kind of a mutt. I grew up in Miami, graduated with a bachelor’s in political science, with a concentration in American history, studying international development at John Hopkins, then I began working for the mayor of Washington, DC. I did not like the leftwing atmosphere in DC, so I packed my bags moved down here to the Sunshine State. Now, I am studying for the LSAT, so wish me luck. I’m also working in the family businesses, we do immigration, residency, citizenship. You name it. I also help my father with his restaurant and a discount store.
I’m so blessed to be able to help with the family business. I have a YouTube channel the “Conservative Next Door”. I talk about everything, political news from a Christian conservative perspective. We cannot forget my handsome puppy who’s four months today! He’s a Connie Corso, and has an Instagram please follow him at “Cesar the beast”. That’s my little promotion for my dog.
You mentioned that in our previous discussion that you counsel women who get abortions?
I counsel post-abortive women, we go through a Bible study together, where they find full healing and redemption in Christ. They walk in believing that they will never see a day again where they’ll be happy, not depressed, and suicidal. Abortion does have those effects.
To be able to talk with them, walk them through that, and see what God does, gets me every single time. It surprises me. I will have someone and I say, “Man, you know, this is tough. Will God do it?” And of course, He will. He always does. It’s just it’s beautiful to watch. In many ways, I believe that the woman is a victim of abortion as well as the unborn baby. The woman gets told that her life will be so much better if she just aborts her child. They tell her that there’s no way she can finish school, there’s no way she can have her own perfect success. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Another lie that they tell them is that it’s their body, tt’s their choice. Not only is it not their body but where’s the father in the equation? We have pushed our men aside, they no longer have a say. They feel like they can’t have a say when if it wasn’t for the man, there would be no baby in question. So I think that the abortion industry has affected so much of society, the way we look at women, life, and men.
I’m thankful that I’m able to counsel these women. They go from being pro-choice to being completely pro-life, talking about their testimonies, and inspiring other women who are considering an abortion that is the worst decision one could ever make.
Just so we’re clear, the idea that finishing college would be better, getting a master’s, or just doing anything else in this world would be better than having your own child, is not true. That is a lie from the pit of hell. It is so amazing to see what the Trump administration is doing for life in the womb. It’s just a matter of time before this nation looks back and says, “Wow, I cannot believe for one second, we thought murdering our own children in the womb was acceptable.”
What are some of the things these women are going through? Post-abortion?
Depending on the procedure, it can vary. Oh, man, the things that I’ve heard would make you really sick. If the woman took the abortion it helps induce labor, it just flushes out the developing baby. That needs to be done 10 weeks before, anything after that you cannot do the pill and you have to do the procedure.
The pill is new. We do not know the long-term effects as of yet. What we do know is that there is a risk of death, because it is poison. You are putting poison in your body to cut the oxygen of the baby to then induce labor to get rid of that baby. That is what is happening. They experience bleeding for weeks on end, which leads to them having irregular menstrual cycles for about a year.
They also experience depression, because they realize that the baby in the womb that they were forming a connection with is no longer there. They also start having suicidal thoughts, crying out to God asking why no one told them how difficult it was going to be. They know the effects of the pills include chills. I’m talking uncontrollable chills and collapsing. I’ve talked to a lot of women who have fainted and cannot stop feeling chills no matter what they did.
We don’t know what a woman will feel because it is on a case-by-case basis. For instance, they have them count down right 10, 9,8,7,6 right. They’re counting down from the time they injected them with anesthesia. They will then begin having a fear of countdowns, and every time they hear countdowns, they start panicking, and get anxious. I had someone who would avoid New Year’s Eve parties or anything having to do with countdowns because it will remind her of the procedure. So when it comes to the procedure, it’s something completely different. Now we have to focus on praying over the woman’s traumatic experience.
They go to a room with other women who had an abortion to recover. Everyone in the room appears like they’re dying like they just had life taken away from them and they did. This is more gruesome than the women can imagine. They have painted this lovely picture that it is a simple procedure, that it’s easy, no pain, no problem. Then the women go through with it and they wonder why no one told them.
Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics won’t tell you that you will experience all these side effects. You will experience depression post-abortive symptoms. No, they say, “Look, you deserve this, you need to study, you need to have your own life, it’s just not convenient for you”, they sell you on that. But if they told you what actually will go through you, you wouldn’t think twice about doing it.
Why does the medical industry not tell the women about these side effects?
It’s so sad, they just don’t care. They just see dollar signs. What’s another clump of cells in the womb? That’s the debate that’s dividing our country. When does life begin? Does it begin at conception? Eight weeks in, when the heart starts beating? The fact that we’re having this debate frightens me.
Explain what Personhood Theory is?
Personhood theory says that a person becomes a person when they have received consciousness. So after birth, do you know how dangerous that can get that can lead the way to euthanasia? To even abort after birth, which is just ridiculous. Another word for murder. Personhood Theory states that someone is not considered a person unless they have consciousness.
So let’s say I have a grandfather, who is 85 years old. He doesn’t know where he is, he has dementia, sometimes he gets unconscious. When he reaches the level of just not being there, he’s no longer considered a person. Therefore, we can go ahead and kill him and euthanize him. Let’s say a baby in the womb at seven months, does not have consciousness. They do not have the ability to think. They are not considered a person and are not considered human. A lot of people find comfort in Personhood Theory when it comes to killing babies in the womb, and they wholeheartedly believe that a baby is not human. This is why you see abortions in New York, where the baby’s not really conscious yet, so they go ahead and kill it. It’s sick, to say the least.
It seems like there is a lot of misinformation out there. How can we educate them?
When I counsel the women, many believe that the baby’s heart does not begin beating until maybe the third or fourth month, they don’t think it’s that quick. We can detect the baby’s heartbeat at 12 days. When they hear this, they are just distraught. We have life-size dolls of what a baby in the womb would look like from 9-12 weeks and we have them hold it. Heartbeat of Miami is a pro-life clinic that prays for women considering an abortion, shares the gospel with them, and shows them these models. Just by showing those models, it makes it so clear, “wait for a second, this is my baby. This is no longer a clump of cells. This is my everything.” If women had more of that information they would suffer less. I do not want any woman to experience that.