Despite Many Adversaries…

Thank you for your ongoing support of Chris Slattery’s life-saving legacy, now continued through CompassCare/EMC. Like the Apostle Paul, we too can say, “for a wide door for effective service has opened to [us], and there are many adversaries” (1 Cor. 16:9).  

Brooklyn alone reports more abortions than any other county in the U.S. As a whole, with nearly 40,000 abortions per year, NYC is the abortion capital of the globe. As there are no other pro-life medical pregnancy centers in Brooklyn and the Bronx, CompassCare stands alone. 

Relaunching state-of-the-art, life-saving medical services in NYC provides thousands of women and their babies with the only ethical alternative to abortion in NYC and will more than double the number of women CompassCare can serve in 2024. 

January 8th was the first day of patient services in the newly renovated 44 Court Street CompassCare/EMC office. This is only Phase 1. Phase 2 is completing all supplemental renovations in the Brooklyn office, such as drop sealings, bathroom installations, etc. Phase 3 will see the re-opening of pro-life medical services in Queens by the end of January 2024. And in Phase 4, CompassCare/EMC hopes to deploy a mobile medical unit in the Bronx by March 2024.

God has seen fit to use His people to save women and babies from abortion throughout NY, across the Nation, and around the globe through CompassCare. Why such rapid expansion? “[Behold], now is ‘the day of salvation’” (2 Cor. 6:2). Yet “there are many adversaries.”

As Paul said to the church at Corinth, the church’s expansion efforts to the gentile nations came with a toll. “[We] do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction…” (2 Cor. 1:8). The word “grueling” fails to describe what many on the CompassCare/EMC team have endured to keep the lifesaving ship sailing through the storm of “many adversaries.” 

CompassCare’s events and facilities have been protested by anarchists, property stolen, buildings defaced and destroyed, staff threatened, and doctors doxed. Crimes against us (such as the firebombing in June of 2022) have been all but ignored by federal law enforcement, forcing us to increase security significantly and hire our own private investigators. Simply maintaining our property insurance has even been a challenge this year. We have been lied about by state and federal legislators, censored by big tech, placed under pressure by politicians, and targeted by two different Trojan horse pieces of legislation in New York alone.  And while our attorneys are pro bono, all of this comes with a heavy cost. 

This is compounded by the passing of our dear friend, Chris Slattery.

There were times when many of our souls resonated with the words of the Apostle Paul saying, “…we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength…” (2 Cor. 1:8). There is also the “daily pressure… of concern” (2 Cor. 11: 28) for all the pregnancy centers. To safeguard pro-life work everywhere, we’re raising awareness in the nation with thousands of media engagements while helping coordinate over 30 pro-bono attorneys to fend off the wolves. 

Despite the numerous trials, 2023 had many victories. Here are just three:

First, CompassCare/EMC met the goal of doubling the number of women served in just one year in the abortion hub cities across NYS! Second, CompassCare launched TeleCare to reach a woman before the tele-abortionists illegally mail dangerous chemical abortion drugs to her home. Third, CompassCare is making a global impact, serving women in over 16 different countries through TeleCare. Read an especially encouraging story of a woman in the Fiji Islands who decided to keep her baby.

Relaunching life-saving medical services in New York City will more than double the number of women CompassCare/EMC can serve in 2024.

With renovation efforts now underway in New York City, building upon EMC’s foundation in the boroughs, together we look forward to doubling the number of women served and babies saved yet again in 2024. 

The storm swells rise still higher, but by God’s grace alone we stand by the ship’s tackle. God strategically placed CompassCare in the abortion capital of New York to save more lives. 

Moving this mountain called abortion requires us to sow our seeds of faith together. Be encouraged, “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness” (2 Cor. 9:10).

Saving Lives in the South Pacific

Luisa lives in a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. Several months ago, when she found out she was pregnant, like women CompassCare serves in the US, her circumstances made her feel stuck, trapped, and coerced—like she needed to get an abortion. With limited resources and unsure of how to proceed, she contacted the only person she could think of who might be able to help—a friend named Debbie. Thinking abortion was her only option, Luisa asked Debbie to send her a chemical… Read more.

You Are Forging a More Pro-Life Nation

Through CompassCare, you are helping women at risk for abortion see pro-life education via television, radio, and online; providing pregnancy centers across the nation with strategies and materials to help save more women and more babies; leading the charge in protecing pro-life pregnancy centers from violence and censorship; rebuilding and expanding facilities; and making it possible for women seriously considering abortion to reach a pro-life nurse in 24 seconds rather than 24 hours through Telecare. Learn more.

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