As a single mom of two, Shana couldn’t imagine having another child. Which is why, about a year previously, she decided to get an abortion when discovering she was pregnant. That abortionist treated her so badly that she swore she would never go back there again.
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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.
Late last year, Houda discovered she was pregnant. The cultural and religious shame for her as a Muslim was more than she could bear, so Planned Parenthood gave her a chemical abortion. The private horror she experienced during that event, and the overwhelming regret she has felt since, led to a state of deep despair that ultimately caused her to attempt suicide. Houda was discovered and rushed to a hospital. During her treatment and recovery it was revealed that she was again pregnant.
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?
No sane woman wants to have an abortion. She feels stuck, trapped, like she needs to have an abortion. Her circumstances, culture, and relationships coerce her to make a decision she would not otherwise make. The mission of CompassCare is an expression of the Church’s desire to erase the need for abortion in her mind,
David was born via C-section this summer at a hospital in Rochester. His mom, Carrie, is delighted by his arrival and is overjoyed in her new role as Mom. Her joy is in sharp contrast to how she felt when she first found out she was pregnant, unemployed, without insurance, and in an unstable relationship.
Trisha is a recent college graduate, just starting her professional career in the Buffalo area. She and her boyfriend were excited about their future plans together. Then Trisha found out she is pregnant. Unsure of what to do, she told her boyfriend who strongly encouraged her to abort. Trisha, feeling like she would lose him if she didn’t follow his urgings, searched online for a place to learn more about abortion. She called CompassCare and got an appointment for the next day.
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.