Chairman John Bowlin Life Programs
Through the Ultrasound Initiative, since 2009, state and local Knights of Columbus councils have teamed up with the Supreme Council to fund over 1,038 ultrasound machines, costing over $33 million, for placement in pro-life pregnancy care centers (PCCs) in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Peru.
Of course it is difficult to estimate how many expectant mothers have changed their minds about abortion after viewing an Ultrasound of their developing baby, but it has been suggested that this program has saved over a million lives in the 10 years since its inception.
(click here to donate to the Ultrasound Initiative Fund)
Now, the Supreme Council is offering additional funding when an ultrasound machine will be used in a mobile medical unit.
ULTRASOUND MACHINE MATCHING FUNDS
Through the Ultrasound Initiative, when a state or local council raises 50% of the cost of an ultrasound machine, the Supreme Council will provide the other 50% of the cost to complete funding for purchase of an ultrasound machine that will help a PCC to provide for the health of mothers and their unborn children.
Ultrasound machines provide abortion-vulnerable pregnant women a new way of viewing the life within them.
MOBILE MEDICAL UNIT FUNDING – NEW!
In addition, for state or local Ultrasound Initiative fund raising drives meant to place ultrasound machines in vehicles to operate as mobile medical units, the Supreme Council will now provide additional funds to cover most, or all, of the other 50% of the cost of an ultrasound machine.
Thus, if the state or local council raises all of the funds needed to purchase a vehicle (i.e. – bus, RV, truck, van, etc.) outfitted to serve as a mobile medical unit for a PCC, the Supreme Council will provide up to 100% of the cost of purchasing an ultrasound machine, to use in the unit.