After a terrible misjudgment in the delivery room, Dr. John Bruchalski realized that with every pregnant woman he attends, there are two patients—the mother and her unborn child. In addition to this discovery, two remarkable spiritual experiences deepened his understanding of the kind of man he had become and the one he was called to be.
Two Patients is the story of how a physician who practiced abortion came to question the medical status quo and to pioneer an approach to reproductive medicine that respects female fertility, honors the dignity of unborn children, and offers care to patients regardless of their financial situation. Such health care, writes Dr. John Bruchalski, is merciful medicine, and his memoir gives a glimpse of just how merciful the relationship between a doctor and his two patients—mother and child—can be.
"Dr. Bruchalski has written an inspiring story of love and redemption that speaks to the mind and the heart, and it should be in every medical school library in America. ‑ is book is concrete proof that where faith and science meet, wisdom is born. A must-read for all doctors, nurses, and expectant parents!"
— Sue Ellen Browder, Author, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement
"This book reveals how a relativistic worldview can shift and confuse a young person's moral compass to the point where a man who was raised in a pro-life home and only wanted to help women and children is persuaded to perpetrate evil against them. His conversion story and current zeal for life and ethics in medicine are inspiring."
— Abby Johnson, Author, Unplanned and The Walls Are Talking
"This is Dr. Bruchalski's conversion journey from providing abortions to becoming a preeminent pro-life OB/GYN. Along the way, we experience a reawakening of faith and discover the truth, goodness, and beauty of Church teaching. Read and share Two Patients with others. You'll never look at the issue of life the same way again!"
— David Bereit, Co-founder, 40 Days for Life
"Dr. Bruchalski is a personal hero of mine. Modern medicine is incredible in its ability to save and improve lives. At the same time, it can be used to dehumanize and commodify the lives of patients. Dr. Bruchalski's loving example of care is an invitation to the medical community—and the culture at large—to embrace life no matter the circumstances."
— Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life
"Beautifully brings attention to the inviolable dignity of human life when the prevalent modern worldview is devaluing it. Through powerful stories of personal and professional experiences, Dr. Buchalski brilliantly makes the compelling case for the need to protect human life at every stage of development."
— Obianuju Ekeocha, Author, Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism of the Twenty-First Century
"This beautiful story provides a window into the pressures of working in the medical community; the healing mercy of God as he meets our human brokenness; and most importantly, the powerful strength of God's grace when we surrender to his call. Blessed as one of Dr. Bruchalski's many patients, I can personally attest to the power of the Holy Spirit present in his work! This book is an inspiration to any pro-lifer and to anyone answering the noble call of medicine."
— Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life