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May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Sara Fernanda Giromini, a former feminist who once bared her breasts in public to protest against Christian sexual morality, testified recently in the Brazilian National Congress on the devastation she suffered as a result of an abortion she procured during her years as a radical leftist.

Giromini, who is famous for having founded Brazil’s Femen branch under the alias “Sara Winter,” and who later led a group called “Bastardx,” made headlines late last year when she apologized to Christians and announced her rejection of feminism, homosexuality, and abortion. She is now receiving instruction in the Catholic faith.

“You don’t have any idea of what it’s like to live with this guilt, and the incentive that the feminist movement creates to facilitate this kind of crime is very great,” Giromini told the Brazilian Senate’s Human Rights Committee.

Giromini told the committee that she had joined the feminist movement in search of companionship and mutual support, but found little sympathy for her economic plight when she found herself pregnant and in need of help following an abusive relationship.

READ: Ultra-feminist founder of Femen Brazil declares herself pro-life, apologizes to Christians

Instead of offering her support for keeping her baby, her feminist companions urged her to illegally kill her unborn child by inducing an abortion, claiming her baby was nothing more than a “clump of cells.”

“I have come here to denounce the fact that the feminist movement in Brazil has groups organized on Facebook that facilitate abortion for other women, who cooperate to collect money to buy Cytotec to cause abortions,” Giromini said.

“I was in a group of feminists seeking help, a hug from friends, but what I found was four Cytotec pills. I received these pills from a doctor, an orthopedist, and I did the worst thing that I could have ever done in my life.”

Giromini later learned to her surprise that Christians were much more concerned about the well-being of women.  “I never thought that in churches that I would find people who do much more for women than the feminist movement has done,” she said.

She added that she continues to have nightmares over her abortion.

“I don’t sleep at night, and I have dreams … I dream of pieces of my son coming out of me and I dream of trying to put them back together.”

Induced abortion is illegal in Brazil under most circumstances and is seen as a human rights issue because it takes the life of the unborn child. The law is commonly evaded through the use of Cytotec and other abortifacient drugs that can be obtained on the black market or through unscrupulous physicians. Giromini assured the committee that she had turned over her cell phone to authorities so that they could investigate the doctor who had illegally prescribed her the Cytotec.

According to Giromini, Brazilian feminists are promoting abortion at the behest of wealthy international organizations. “These days the main agenda of feminism is abortion,” she told the committee. “We all know that this is not by chance and that there is a great international financing by NGOs that want to change the legislation of our country.” At the same time, “there exist many other important issues that are being left by the wayside.”

In the process, women are being hurt by the thriving industry of illegal abortions in Brazil, said Giromini, who noted sadly that many women are driven to “suicide, depression, post-abortion syndromes.”

“When you have an abortion, you don’t just kill a baby, you kill a mother at the same time,” Giromini said.

Giromini is also busy giving public talks in Catholic churches and other venues on the evils of feminism and abortion, and helping organizations that aid women in crisis pregnancies.