Dr. John Bruchalski, an OB-GYN who performed abortions before returning to the Catholic Church, has a different perspective on the abortion-provider shortage. He tells me that he encourages pro-choice med students to learn how to perform the procedures.
“I’ve told people, ‘If you really believe that abortion is a loving, good choice, you damn well better do it,’” he says.
And taking his challenge often leaves students repulsed, he adds.
“It’s very hard to recruit people to do abortions,” he says, “because once they do it, even if you’re pro-choice, it’s — the words I hear are, ‘disgusting, revolting, brutal, but it has to be done. It’s very difficult to do, but someone has to do it.’ And so you’re finding that only the hardest-core are going into it, and that’s not many people.”
Question: how come we don't have this problem in Canada?