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
Category Archives: Abortion
What does victory in the battle to erase the need for abortion look like? Certainly, a woman considering abortion deciding to have her baby is a victory, a unique moment of rejoicing. Yet our joy over each life saved points to our future hope where no woman ever feels like abortion is a valid option….
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
“And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever” (Revelation 22:5). But until that glorious day when faith becomes sight and the abode of
Who has more influence over humanity’s prospects than a parent? Consider the maternal profession: who can hope to equal a mother’s power over posterity? No teacher, coach, counselor, friend, politician or program could ever compare to mom by any measure. Certainly no child denies his mother’s monumental station in his life. And her significance extends
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
When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy and is considering abortion, how should a Christian view that pregnancy? An unplanned pregnancy is not a negative side-effect to sexual activity. It is a crossroads of grace whereby God gives a woman the opportunity to choose to make one more poor decision in a long line of
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