Category: Life

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

Infants Proven Viable at 22 Weeks Gestation: Could New York State Be Wrong?

Currently, 42 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy. [1] That point is usually determined by “fetal viability,” or the age at which a fetus is able to survive outside of the womb. In New York State, abortions are prohibited after 24 weeks gestation; however, a new study by The New England Journal […]

Pro-Choice: Isn’t it About Your Freedom?

For most people, pro-choice means a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do with her own body.  Webster’s defines it simply as “favoring the legalization of abortion1.”  But do either of those statements accurately define the term “pro-choice”? The literal meaning of the two words combined suggests a highly different concept – pro: […]

Let’s Cut Right to the Chase

You already know who you are – your identity – or at least what people expect of you. You’re today’s woman. Your internal billboards are splashed with words like College Graduate, Career Woman, Independent, Confident, and Changing the World. It’s all planned out. But the pregnancy test you hold in your hands says that all […]

Has the Term Embryo Been Redefined?

It’s necessary for medical definitions to evolve with ever-advancing fields of science.  But what happens when those definitions are derived from opinion or political agenda rather than scientific fact? Top medical dictionaries are divided on the definition of the term “embryo”, about half stating that this stage of development begins at the time of conception; […]