Dr. John Bruchalski, a devout Catholic Ob-Gyn, operates a pro-life, contraception-free medical center. He discusses his beliefs and his medical practice with the National Catholic Register:
Dr. John Bruchalski would rather close the doors to his medical practice than violate his conscience.
That’s what he said in a recent interview as the Obama administration was considering rescinding a Bush administration rule on protecting the consciences of physicians who refuse to perform abortions and prescribe contraceptives.
Bruchalski remembers his father’s words the day Roe v. Wade was announced. “Johnny, it’s Black Monday,” he said. “The Supreme Court legalized abortion.”
It would have been a blacker day if Bruchalski’s father could have peered into the future just 15 years: His son would become an obstetrician-gynecologist providing the full array of contraceptive services, including sterilizations and abortions.
“I believed that I was giving my patients the possibility of greater happiness and better partner relationships along with permanence and exclusivity,” he explains.
Belief bumped against reality. Women kept returning with worrisome pelvic infections, ectopic pregnancies, venereal diseases, including AIDS (two dying from it), not to mention the heartache of broken relationships and the attendant depression.
Bruchalski is the founder of Fairfax, Va.’s Tepeyac Family Center, a nonprofit obstetrics and gynecology practice that provides state-of-the-art care to women with and without medical insurance. It is part of the Divine Mercy Care nonprofit health-care organization.
Register correspondent Nona Aguilar spoke to Bruchalski about his transformation to the committed pro-life obstetrician-gynecologist that he is today..The Interview
In reading this interview I can't help but think of the woman who is the subject of my previous post and how her and her boyfriend's failure to live according to God's plan brought her to the devastating situation she found herself in.
Her story is consistent with the pain and heartbreak seen repeatedly by Dr. Bruchalski before he switched to a pro-life practice.