In 2012, numerous Georgia K of C councils have qualified for matching funds from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council towards the purchase of over 5 ultrasound machines at a cost of over $126,000. Georgia councils fund raising campaigns continue in 2014 and number of ultrasound machine purchases are either in-progress or to be launched in the near future. The ultrasound image of the developing child can often be the turning point in a woman's decision to choose Life over abortion. Please consider making a donation using the WAYS TO DONATE button to support this essential Ultrasound Initiative.
Ultrasound exams, which are medically recommended throughout pregnancy for a variety of diagnostic reasons, use ultrasound waves to scan a women’s abdomen, creating a picture or “sonogram” of the baby in her uterus. Without K of C support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Up to 90 per cent of women considering abortion chose to have their baby after seeing an ultrasound image. They hear their baby’s heartbeat, they see their baby’s head and fingers. They know that it is a child, not a ‘choice’.
The sophistication of today’s medical technology provides a “window on the womb”. Even from the early stages of pregnancy, a mother can see her developing child, hear the baby’s heartbeat, and to recognize the miracle of the new life within her.
The Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative seeks to provide medically certified pro-life pregnancy centers with the modern technology to monitor the health of babies in uterus, and to allow mothers to visually experience their development.
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