Doctor Who Turned Away From Performing Abortions Tells His Faith Conversion
As a medical resident, Dr. John Bruchalski thought that providing the best health care for women meant performing abortions, if that’s what his patients wanted. He performed around sixty of them. He, like many in medical schools today, was taught that the woman is the patient, and the fetus could be considered a disease, or a problem like a tumor, that needs to be ‘gotten rid of.’ He explains that his Catholic upbringing was strong, but that message of the culture was stronger, and so slid into what he calls “moral relativism”, a way of living that doesn’t see any action as intrinsically evil if it’s done in all good conscience. But then came the conversion. His faith conversion brought him closer to Jesus and his Mother Mary. A visit to Guadalupe, Mexico and then to Medjugori, and an encounter with the Living God. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Dr. Bruchalski talks about his book “Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine,” explaining why he walked away from performing abortions, and now practices “Merciful Medicine” through his Tepeyac OB/GYN. Although he is now pro-life and passionately defends treating both mother and child, he has compassion for people who adamantly support abortion rights. He has heard their arguments, and at one time believed those same arguments. But then something greater than those arguments became the authority in his life. And that changed everything!