Burned down pregnancy center in New York under investigation – for not offering abortion services


As Jim Harden waits for those responsible for the fire at the pro-life CompassCare pregnancy center he runs in upstate New York to be brought to justice, he faces another unexpected investigation – into the clinic itself.

One of many pro-abortion measures New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the law into law on June 13 and authorizes the state’s health commissioner, currently Dr. Mary T. Bassett, to conduct a comprehensive study of pro-life pregnancy centers like CompassCare who do not provide abortion services.

The survey 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 full range of pregnancy services“. reproductive and sexual health,” the legislation says. A final report is expected in December 2023.

Harden, CEO of CompassCare, told CNA that the state wants him to pass on information about donors, patients, service processes, affiliates, and more. from CompassCare. 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.


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