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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.
Recently, Trisha moved to Rochester to escape a domestic abuse situation. Alone, without a job, money, or any local connections, Trisha discovered she was also pregnant. Without any insurance or means to pay for an abortion, she contacted CompassCare, grateful that she would be seen for free. Trisha’s nurse warmly greeted her and invited her
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
How does CompassCare get the father of the baby involved? It is a very good question and one that is asked frequently. I think what is actually meant by the question is, ‘How can we get the father of the baby to act like a man?’ The act of ‘fathering’ means he is already involved.
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
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