Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Program Assists Pregnant Women
On January 22, 2009, the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade legalizing abortion on demand, the Knights of Columbus launched a new initiative aimed at providing women considering abortion a new way of viewing the life within them.
Ultrasound exams, which are medically indicated 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 the Knights of Columbus support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Reports indicate that up to 90 percent of women considering an abortion choose 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 it is a child, not a “choice.”
The Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s is sponsoring an ultrasound program to assist pregnant women. We are doing a bank drive through the school and church to pay off Ultrasound equipment for Catholic Charities in Tulsa, and if enough is raised it will go toward other equipment in our state. A cup bank will be offered to your children through the school or you can pick up one after mass in the vestibule from 12-14 thru 1-23. The drive will last 40 days and ends on 1-23, which is “March for Life”. All money can be returned after each mass through this timeframe.