In a new ad airing across the United States, a former abortionist urges the U.S. Supreme Court to “correct” Roe v. Wade and protect unborn babies from abortion again.
Dr. John Bruchalski, a Virginia OB-GYN who has delivered thousands of babies, appears in the ad from the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List.
The ad is part of a $10 million education campaign in support of a Mississippi abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the court is considering whether to uphold the current precedent that forces states to allow abortions for any reason up to viability, about 22 weeks of pregnancy.
In the 50 years since Roe, scientists and doctors have learned so much more about unborn babies, including their ability to feel pain and recognize their mothers’ voices at 15 weeks of pregnancy, Bruchalski said.
As a young doctor, Bruchalski said he did dozens of abortions before he finally recognized the humanity of the unborn child.
“I regret that during early trainings I performed dozens of abortions,” he said in the ad.
Soon, however, he said he began to realize that his job is to care for two patients: the mother and her developing child.
The humanity of the unborn child is more obvious than it ever has been, yet states still are banned from protecting them. The U.S. is one of only seven countries that allows elective, late-term abortions up to birth. Bruchalski said that needs to change.
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“I find it amazing that when it comes to the care of human life at its most vulnerable stages, we are relying on science and medicine that is over 50 years old,” he said in the ad. “It’s about time for the law to catch up to the science. I think it’s time that the court corrects itself and limits late-term abortions.”
The Mississippi law before the Supreme Court prohibits abortions on unborn babies after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Pro-life ads featuring Bruchalski and others will run on television and digital platforms in Washington, D.C. and key battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the Washington Times reports. The Susan B. Anthony List spent $2.5 million to run them on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox News, Newsmax, CNBC and CNN networks.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life organization, said U.S. abortion law is radical and regressive in the eyes of most Americans.
“Americans overwhelmingly reject such extreme policies, yet their elected lawmakers are shackled to Supreme Court precedents that in effect allow unlimited abortion up until birth – these are needlessly divisive and decades out of step with medicine and technology,” Dannenfelser said.
Since 1973, nearly 63 million unborn babies have been killed legally in abortions under Roe v. Wade.