Category Archives: Patient Stories
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.
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.
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.
Trisha fled to Rochester to escape a domestic abuse situation. Alone, without a job or any connections locally, Trisha discovered that she was pregnant. With no insurance or any means to pay for healthcare, she was delighted to learn that CompassCare’s services are free. Trisha’s nurse greeted her warmly and invited her into the exam
Jovanda is a mom of a one-year-old who discovered she was pregnant. Overwhelmed by the idea of having to take care of two children, she began to seriously consider abortion. She knew what to expect from an abortion since she had already had two. She made an appointment with CompassCare to confirm her pregnancy and
Sofia, a young, working mother of a two year old, came to CompassCare, clearly apprehensive. She nervously unfolded her story to her nurse. How she and her longtime boyfriend have a child together but recently have been “drifting apart.” How she is pregnant and unsure who the father is. And how that is why she
Allie, a young woman in her early twenties, slumped down in the chair offered by her CompassCare nurse. She immediately stated, “I’m pregnant and my life is a mess. There’s just no way I can do this. I need to get an abortion.” She went on to share in great detail with her nurse her
Alison is in high school and arrived at CompassCare with her father, who wants her to abort. She has known about her pregnancy for two months. Alison was initially leaning towards carrying her baby to term and already received prenatal care with out her father’s knowledge. But her father is determined that his daughter not