Other practitioners, such as Joan Appleton and Dr Tony Levatino, who have also left the abortion industry, have spoken with eloquence and passion to Irish audiences of the need to bring abortionists away from the terrible practice of killing babies.
Dr. John Bruchalski is one of those who has left the darkness behind. This obstetrician told Life Site News that when he entered medical school in 1983 at the University of South Alabama, he learned the different methods for abortion, sterilization, and artificial reproduction, and began providing them during residency.
Though raised in a devout Catholic family, Bruchalski says he was taken in by professors and friends who claimed that the Church's teachings can change with the culture. "It became a non-issue, " he explained. "You could still be a great Catholic and choose to dissent from particular Church teachings". But he began to have doubts. “I didn’t see happiness or joy in my clinics,” he explained.
“Wherever I had more abortion, more contraception, there were more broken relationships, more infections, more destruction, more brokenness.” Bruchalski first felt the call back to the faith of his childhood when a friend convinced him to take a trip to Guadalupe in Mexico City. He says there he heard Our Lady of Guadalupe - revered as the patroness of the unborn - ask him, “Why are you hurting me?” Yet he wasn’t ready to respond, and put it to the back of his mind. Then two years later, a pilgrimage to Medjugorje reawakened the great love for Christ and Mary that his parents had nurtured in him during his childhood. “It was the simplicity of the messages of getting back to conversion,”he explained. “And then I had an experience there with a young woman from Belgium who was there praying for the pro-life cause.” Dr Bruchalski said it was "life changing" for him.
When he got home, he told his professor that he could no longer commit abortions or sterilizations. LifeSite News reports that the 50-year-old Virginia native has now become a leadinglight in pro-life medicine. Through his unique Tepeyac Family Center, one of the largest free-standing prolife medical practices in the country, Dr. Bruchalski’s team offers a safe haven for women in crisis pregnancies, spreading hope through authentic health care that respects the natural processes of the woman’s body, the right to life of the unborn child, and the eternal end of the mother’s soul.
Dr John Bruchalski with one of his young patients