Alison is in high school and arrived at CompassCare with her father, who wants her to abort. She has known about her pregnancy for two months. Alison was initially leaning towards carrying her baby to term and already received prenatal care with out her father’s knowledge. But her father is determined that his daughter not
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How does CompassCare get the father of the baby involved? It is a very good question and one that is asked frequently. I think what is actually meant by the question is, ‘How can we get the father of the baby to act like a man?’ The act of ‘fathering’ means he is already involved.
The test was positive. Simone stares at the home pregnancy test, not sure how to feel. She wants to be happy but instead she feels a combination of cautious hope and overwhelming dread. With a not yet one-year-old and another young child at home, Simone fears life could become overwhelming but she loves children. On
Camille came into CompassCare really hoping for a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment. She told her nurse she is married with three children but is seriously considering abortion because her husband is pressuring her to abort for “financial reasons.” Camille expressed regret when recounting that she had aborted two other times. She recalled that the last
Coralee discovered she was pregnant again. Shame overtook her. So she considered abortion and made an appointment with a local abortion clinic. Coralee felt rising anxiety as she walked into the clinic, still very conflicted by what she should do regarding her pregnancy. She was quickly escorted to a back room to consult with a
Missy, an unmarried mother of one, recently found out she was pregnant again. Not sure what to think about it, she went to her boyfriend Chad, with the news of her pregnancy. Chad was shocked and insisted that Missy get an abortion as soon as possible. He felt that they were not in a good
Janice came to CompassCare for an initial pregnancy appointment. She lives at home and is finishing up her senior year of high school. Janice came to the appointment with her friend’s mom. The tears started during her ultrasound as she stared at her active nine week old baby on the screen. And the tears kept
“…and He healed them” (Mt 15: 30c). Her mother died when she was 12. Her father’s alcoholism left her abandoned to care for her younger siblings. Now she is pregnant. Night after night, this orphan underlined her loneliness on her couch, turning over a sad, utilitarian calculus of whether she would let her child live.
If you were searching in the archives of CompassCare’s incorporation documents, you would find purpose statements. One statement reads: “To educate the… public concerning… abortion and… issues surrounding abortion.” This education presumes imparting knowledge but not opinion based on emotion or merely facts as observed by our senses. There is knowledge of this world theatre that is
Is moral correctness reasonable? If one were to listen carefully to anyone talking about how one person ought to treat another person in a civilized society, one might get the impression that morality is totally obvious, rational, universal, and easily actionable. That is, if any sane person were to just think about the intrinsic good