Category Archives: Abortion
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.
Liza began to experience increased anxiety that caused her to feel absolutely overwhelmed at the prospect of raising a child. She began to seriously consider abortion and when she shared her thoughts with a friend, that friend encouraged her to call Northtown Pregnancy Center (NPC), now CompassCare Buffalo.
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.
Together, we can continue to help women considering abortion have their babies. You, through the Walk invite others to join Jesus in what He is doing to erase the need for abortion, one woman at a time!
Joanie found out she was pregnant and panicked. “I need to get an abortion, NOW,” she thought to herself as she searched for a local abortionist online. Joanie made an appointment with Freedom of Choice for the following week. Joanie forgot to write down the time of her abortion and needed to call to confirm.
The first abortion clinic closes in Rochester! Hopefully more to come. The long-standing Freedom of Choice office closed at the end of 2018 and demand for CompassCare’s services is up 34% over the previous January. At the time of this writing, CompassCare has reached 96% of the market. Meanwhile, New York State seeks to raise