It has been said, “Christians are people of The Book.” So why do Christians believe abortion is wrong if the Bible does not explicitly say so? Answering the abortion question can only be done by climbing to the top of the moral tree and surveying the social landscape. Once there we can ask: What makes
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On January 22, 2019, the NY legislature applauded Gov. Cuomo as he signed a law decriminalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy and enshrining abortion as a fundamental human right. Pro-life believers throughout the nation were horrified while many in NY felt embarrassed and powerless over this colossal miscarriage of justice.
As it was for Mary, most pregnancies are a surprise. And welcome or not, each pregnancy represents the kind providence of the Lord and His intention for the parent to participate in His adorning of history with that new person. To a woman who is alone, unplanned pregnancy can appear hopeless. But from God’s view, there is no such thing as an unplanned pregnancy. And where there is life, there is hope.
A miracle happened in Rochester and it is happening again in Buffalo. The scope of CompassCare’s services include not only reaching and serving women seriously considering abortion in Rochester, but also two other major ministry elements: 1) helping Pregnancy Decision Centers get better at reaching and serving women and 2) educating the community about the inestimable worth of each human life. Over the course of the last year another field of missional harvest was added to CompassCare’s approach – Buffalo. So, what is the miracle?
There are thousands of pro-life pregnancy centers in America doing all they can to save lives. One of the most common questions asked of CompassCare is, “What makes CompassCare different from other pregnancy centers?” The best way to describe the difference is simply that CompassCare is a Pregnancy Decision Center (PDC) while most others are
New York (NY) State has more abortions per capita than any other state in the union. At the same time, pro-life pregnancy centers in NY have the capacity to serve only a minuscule percentage of women considering abortion…except in Rochester, home of CompassCare. The pro-life infrastructure in NY is so small it is like trying to douse a house engulfed in flames with the bucket of suds left over from washing the car in the driveway.
Pro-life people understand that for women facing unplanned pregnancy this is not a political choice. She feels like she has no choice at all.
When New York’s legislature passed the now infamous Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in January, the nation staggered and drew back in shame and horror. People are shocked and disgusted at the barbarity of a State legislature applauding the fabricated human right to kill preborn boys and girls. It was as if people of conscience suddenly
The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) is now law, making abortion a fundamental right and deregulating it through all nine months of pregnancy. Why did the NY legislature do this? What does this mean for pro-life Christians? Why did NY pass the RHA? They are preparing for the overturning of Roe v Wade, which will push the
By now you have probably heard that after years of failed attempts the New York legislature overwhelmingly passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). The RHA was signed into law by Governor Cuomo shortly after it passed. Abortion is now a fundamental human right in NY. This new right will eventually clash with your freedom of speech and freedom of religion, which is so crucial to how CompassCare reaches and serves women considering abortion.