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
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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
Teresa is a single mother, working a full time job and trying to make ends meet. After her youngest was born a couple of years ago, Teresa gave away all of her baby items, assuming she was done having kids. Learning she was pregnant, shock gripped her. She is in a relationship with the father
Nina is a soft spoken, gentle, 18 year old, who recently graduated from high school and is looking forward to pursuing engineering in college. She comes from a broken family but she and her mother have become close in recent years. Nina has long been a source of hope for her mom, and often been
When Kamila chose to schedule an appointment she understood that CompassCare would not provide or refer her for an abortion like she wanted, but she came anyway. She decided it was time to follow through with an appointment, since she’d made and cancelled several abortion appointments with various agencies since discovering she was pregnant a
“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” These final words in the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley resonate with most people in the modern west. It is about the triumph of raw willpower in the face of uncontrollable life circumstances. Ironically, Henley died. He was 53. Mankind’s
CompassCare is being forced to relocate! We need your help to ensure CompassCare’s life-saving services are not interrupted or suspended. After years of a great landlord/tenant relationship, the building in which CompassCare is located changed hands this past summer. This occurred just as CompassCare’s long term lease was set to expire on February 28, 2017.