The Supreme Court reflected back America’s cultural malaise in law on June 26, in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, wherein they decreed a new right to “same-sex marriage.” The court held that the purpose of marriage was the emotional well-being of individuals. Yet across all nations, religions, and cultures marriage has always been understood as
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Camille did not fit CompassCare’s typical patient profile. She is married and has several children. After making it clear that she was undecided about this pregnancy, she looked her nurse in the eye and said, “I’m looking for a place that won’t judge me.” Her nurse assured her that CompassCare was not interested in judging
Mandy grew up as an orphan in the middle the city. Alone and unloved for much of her childhood, she learned early on that she needed to look out for herself because no one else would. Mandy grew up determined to make something of herself. As soon as she was old enough, Mandy started working
Rose woke up early on a Tuesday morning, not feeling well for the third day in a row. She tried to shake the feeling of dread as she walked to the corner store and purchased a package of home pregnancy tests. Avoiding the nonchalant gaze of the cashier, she hurried home to find out for
Lora first came to CompassCare on a sunny day in March. She was undecided about what she was going to but was leaning towards getting an abortion. She told her nurse she believes abortion is wrong but with tears in her eyes said she feels trapped…by a bad relationship with the father of the baby,
CompassCare was contacted by Mary a few weeks ago in the late afternoon on a chilly fall day. Her voice was shaky on the phone and she sounded distressed by something. Mary hurriedly explained that she had taken the first dose of a medical abortion. “I’ve made a terrible mistake! But I’ve changed my mind.
CompassCare must continue to improve because there is too much at stake. CompassCare recently made changes to patient care scripts in order to really get at the heart of the tensions driving a woman to think abortion is her only option. Women are responding well to the probing questions being asked. Here is an example
Jackie is a young mom trying to raise several children on her own. She is also facing a traumatic family crisis and in the midst of this she recently discovered she was pregnant as the result of a new and fragile relationship. The news of this pregnancy was completely unexpected and Jackie called CompassCare for
Alexis shifted uncomfortably in her seat at the church she was visiting. She had been invited to watch a special production highlighting various critical events in a person’s life. The first skit was put on by two women – one considering abortion, while the other was the friend helping her find courage to choose life.
Not yet 16 years old, Lindsey came to CompassCare wanting to receive an abortion. She was newly pregnant, confused, upset and certain she could not continue her pregnancy. Even in the midst of the ultrasound exam that revealed her tiny 6-week-old baby, Lindsey asked about the feasibility of obtaining a medical abortion. She shared with