Chicago Medical School’s West Pod lecture hall featured over 70 medical students and professors who fixed their attention on Dr. John Bruchalski’s lunch presentation this March 18th for the 5th stop on the March National Bioethics Symposium & Tour. The two student leaders of the campus pro-choice group joined the crowd along student advocates for abortion nodding their heads as Dr. John engaged their questions respectively and authoritatively:
“[After caring for the uninsured] I discovered that you don’t get rid of poverty by getting rid of the poor. So with my practice, we see the poor and the women in crisis pregancy. We believe we can love enough in medicine that abortion becomes UNWANTABLE.”
“[For fetuses diagnosed with genetic conditions] you don’t get rid of sickness by getting rid of the patient WITH the sickness…there has got to be a better way. So I stopped doing abortions.”
After driving from Missouri’s St. Louis at 5:30am that morning, Dr. John and I lept back in the car to drive 5 hours from Chicago down near Peoria, Illinois, for the next presentation to a room full of physicians and families, hungry for better healthcare.