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
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Who has more influence over humanity’s prospects than a parent? Consider the maternal profession: who can hope to equal a mother’s power over posterity? No teacher, coach, counselor, friend, politician or program could ever compare to mom by any measure. Certainly no child denies his mother’s monumental station in his life. And her significance extends
When a woman faces an unplanned pregnancy and is considering abortion, how should a Christian view that pregnancy? An unplanned pregnancy is not a negative side-effect to sexual activity. It is a crossroads of grace whereby God gives a woman the opportunity to choose to make one more poor decision in a long line 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
“…and He healed them” (Mt 15: 30c). Her mother died when she was 12. Her father’s alcoholism left her abandoned to care for her younger siblings. Now she is pregnant. Night after night, this orphan underlined her loneliness on her couch, turning over a sad, utilitarian calculus of whether she would let her child live.
Mariana is a young mom with several children who just found out she was pregnant again. With each pregnancy she feels the disdain of her friends increase as the size of her family grows. This time, Mariana didn’t think she could put up with the shame of being pregnant again and so she made an