Today, he says, he bears the “scar of abortion.”
“It’s not a wound anymore because of Jesus’ mercy,” he stressed. “Jesus’ mercy is the most wonderful medicine.”
He stressed that there is hope for those who have been involved in abortion.
“If you’re miserable out there and you’ve had scars with your own abortions or referring for abortions, are you in the doctor community, in the health care community, God’s mercy is here and he just loves you more than you know,” Bruchalski said.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Wade that leaves abortion policy up to the states, Bruchalski noted the pain, anger, and ugliness that he witnessed from abortion activists. He identified it as post-traumatic stress syndrome.
“It takes one to know one. That’s me,” he said. “My heart got hardened.”
While he grew up in a Catholic family that prayed the rosary every morning, he called himself a “man-pleaser” rather than a “God-fearer.”
“And yet, as you do more and more abortions and you have to count body parts, and then you start killing sick children in the wombs of their mother,” he said, “the pain, the hardness of heart, the sharpness, it’s the opposite of being an excellent doctor.”
Today, he dedicates his life to providing life-affirming health care as the founder of Tepeyac OB-GYN and Divine Mercy Care. He named Tepeyac, he said, after the hill that Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in Mexico in the 16th century.
“I put it in there because the pressures in medicine and the pressures in life are to go woke and broke spiritually,” he explained. “We don’t believe that murdering and killing life, or always pitting mom against the baby.”
He stressed that doctors do not need to end an unborn baby’s life to save the mother’s.
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“Wrong answer,” he said. “We’ve been treating miscarriages and ectopics and all the conditions of OB-GYN for about 28 to 29 years without having to resort to elective abortion. Never.”
He concluded by asking for prayers for his work, for health care providers, and for all physicians.
“That power of loving the patient but hating the disease and knowing that medicine is an act of mercy, that's what's going to stand up to the hatred and to the bitterness and to the pain of trying to be the best patient you can be, the best mom you can be,” he said.
Former Washington, D. C., correspondent Katie Yoder covered pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress for Catholic News Agency. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.