Ignatius Press Podcast

Abortion and the “hard cases”: Dr. John Bruchalski on abortion and compassionate medicine

November 10, 2022

Dr. John Bruchalski is a Catholic OB/GYN who used to perform abortions, believing he was providing compassionate care for women in crisis. A terrible misjudgment in the delivery room revealed to him the humanity of the unborn child, and he has since committed his life to providing women—and the children in their wombs—with truly loving, life-affirming medical care.

In this episode, Dr. Bruchalski details the events that led up to his conversion to pro-life medicine and his recommitment to his Catholic Faith. He also discusses the “hard cases”—including rape, incest, and fetal abnormalities—that many believe justify legal abortion. Dr. Bruchalski’s new book, “Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine” (https://bit.ly/3DAho8s) is a memoir of his experiences. It is also a plea that advocates on both sides of the abortion debate see the humanity of all God’s children—from the unborn baby to misguided medical professionals.

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