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Firebombed NY pregnancy center facing investigation — for not offering abortion services

Joe Bukuras   By Joe Bukuras for CNA

CompassCare, a pro-life pregnancy center near Buffalo, New York, was heavily damaged by fire and spray-painted with pro-abortion graffiti on June 7, 2022. / CompassCare

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 20, 2022 / 17:08 pm (CNA).

While Jim Harden waits for those responsible for firebombing the pro-life CompassCare pregnancy center he runs in upstate New York to be brought to justice, he’s facing another, unexpected investigation — of the clinic itself.

One of several pro-abortion measures New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law on June 13 authorizes the state’s commissioner of health, currently Dr. Mary T. Bassett, to conduct an in-depth study of pro-life pregnancy centers like CompassCare that don’t provide abortion services.

The probe will assess the impact that so-called “limited service pregnancy centers” have on women’s access to “accurate, non-coercive health care information” and “a comprehensive range of reproductive and sexual health care services,” the legislation states. A final report is due in December 2023.

Harden, CompassCare’s CEO, told CNA that the state wants him to turn over information on CompassCare’s donors, patients, service processes, affiliates, and more. Meanwhile, no arrests have been made in the June 7 firebombing and vandalism of the clinic, located in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst, New York.

“They want to know anything and everything. They want an open book,” said Harden, who does not intend to comply. “It’s absolutely ironic and crazy.”

CompassCare is one of a growing number of pro-life pregnancy centers that have been vandalized in the past two months in response to the leak of a draft decision in a Mississippi abortion case that calls for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide. The FBI confirmed Friday that it is investigating the attacks.

On EWTN’s “The World Over” with Raymond Arroyo on June 16, Harden took issue with the New York law calling pro-life pregnancy centers “limited.” He said abortion clinics are actually the ones with limited service because they only provide one service: abortion.

“The only intent here is to draft more legislation to regulate us,” he told Arroyo. You can watch the full interview in the video above.

CompassCare provides women with free, baseline OB-GYN care, diagnostic pregnancy services, sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment, and abortion pill reversal care. More information is available on the center’s website.

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  1. For the Hochul-Bassett duo to fault CompassCare for not offering abortion “services” is like the Munich Central Hospital (city nearest to Dachau) being faulted for not doubling as a Nazi crematorium.

    Mind-bending and gender transitioning are cut from the same cloth…

    The earlier Governor Cuomo refused to enforce child protection against abortion, and the transition to the later Governor Andrew Cuomo gave us the announcement, in 2014, that those who oppose abortion and gay “marriage” “are not welcome in New York.” More recently (2016), it was reported that the fully transitioned New York City Commissioner on Human Rights declared no less than thirty-one kinds of sexual identity (and now there are 78!). And, that (“he”) wanted the use of the “non-binary” spectrum “zie” in place of “he” and “she,” threatening heavy fines for not following the new script.

    Small wonder—the net loss of well over 300,000 people from New York City last year, and an equal number overall from New York state. Reported as COVID fallout, but a sane world knows it’s because the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.

  2. More heavy-handed stupidity from the left. Their ironic double standards of morality are plainly visible except to those most thoroughly indoctrinated.They get away with lies, propaganda and distortions which push us further left as long as people do not openly oppose them and complain to their govt representatives. I am reminded of the leftists who even now flap their hands hysterically about an “insurrection” that was “threatening the very foundations of our democracy”, all the while on TV I am seeing film of UNARMED folks in viking costume taking selfies.Yeah. Scary as anything. NOT. A dog is a dog, and no amount of calling it a cat will make it so.

  3. Q: WHY did they do that?

    A: Because that’s what they do.

    One is tempted to say that they can’t help themselves, but that’s not the case – they know damn well what they’re doing.

  4. The Transgressive Party Platform:
    1 – We decide what your choices are, or we burn your business down.
    2 – We believe Science is Surreal, and Bruce Jenner is a woman, and if you don’t agree, we’ll burn your business down.
    3 – You are just breeders, and your kids are our property, and we’ll decide how to raise them, and if you don’t agree, we’ll burn your business down.

  5. The picture of life arising from modern Democrat politics is all chaos and the relations with it maintained by the Republicans can seem to be mostly self-serving and paternalizing/accommodating and therefore impotent.

    As you might compile a study card, jot down some notes and see: endless Congressional management hearings, over-bearing petrol prices, sabre-rattling for war, fire-bombings, prosecuting victims, reductionist federal policies, etc., etc.

    It’s ugly and I don’t want to complete the list. But it serves the purpose of providing a snapshot of where things are and a measuring line for discerning if anything actually progresses.

    And it provokes the question, very rational, very universal: What really can be achieved that way?

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