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Former abortionist: Abortion is ‘hand-to-hand combat with an innocent third party’

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In 2012, former abortionist John Bruchalski spoke about his experience with abortion at the “Meet the Abortion Providers” Conference hosted by the Pro-Life Action League.

In his heartfelt testimony, Bruchalski compared abortion to military combat and shared the spine-chilling imagery of what an abortion procedure feels like.

“What’s the abortion procedure about?” Bruchalski asked. “Hand-to-hand combat with an innocent third party. When you [commit abortion], it’s experiential. That cannula that you use is only about eight or nine inches long – that’s how close I am when I’m taking the life of that child.”

Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist who has performed over 1,200 abortions, explains the procedure of a second-trimester surgical (D&E) abortion, the most common procedure performed after 13 weeks in the U.S.:

Bruchalski’s true-life story shows the reality many abortionists experience when they take the lives of innocent preborn children. He explains that his justification for abortion hardened his heart each time he took the life of a preborn child.

“You’re trying to help the woman. ‘I’m sorry, this is a life…,” Bruchalski said. “And [the abortion procedure] goes through the cannula, through my fingers, through my arm, into my heart, and my heart becomes a little bit more hardened every time.”

Bruchalski, along with other medical doctors, now runs a life-affirming OB/GYN medical practice in Northern Virginia.

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