Navigation Links
Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Program Assists Pregnant Women

Pregnancy centers receive funding for new medical technology

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marked the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision 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.

The K of C Supreme Council, in cooperation with its state council affiliates in Iowa and Florida, today provided two crisis pregnancy centers complete funding for the acquisition of ultrasound machines that will help the centers better provide for the health of both mother and child. Ultrasound exams, which are medically indicated throughout pregnancy for a variety diagnostic reasons, use sound waves to scan a woman's abdomen, creating a picture or "sonogram" of the baby in her uterus.

Without K of C support, these centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound devices, each costing tens of thousands of dollars.

The Women's Help Center Inc. in Jacksonville, Fla., received a check today from K of C Supreme Director Dennis J. Stoddard and Florida State Deputy James J. Schonefeld. Supreme Director David A. Bellendier and Iowa State Deputy Patrick T. O'Keefe presented a check to Choices Medical Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa.

"The sophistication of today's medical technology provides a 'window on the womb,'" said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. "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 new life within her."

The Knights of Columbus ultrasound project seeks to provide medically certified pro-life pregnancy centers with the modern technology to monitor the health of babies in utero, and to allow mothers to visually experience that development.

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest lay Catholic organization with more than 1.7 million members worldwide. Last year, Knights gave more than 68 million hours of their time to charitable causes and donated more than $144 million to charity.

SOURCE Knights of Columbus
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Knights Distribute $1 Million Worth of Wheelchairs to Veterans
2. Knights to Distribute $1 Million Worth of Wheelchairs for Veterans
3. Knights of Columbus to Distribute Wheelchairs to Veterans in Need
4. Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio
5. Columbus Medicare Diabetes Screening Project Cited as Model for State by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
6. Streamline Health(R) Expands into Public Sector with New Customer, Columbus Public Health Vital Statistics Office
7. Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Supplies to Assist Columbus, Ind., in Flood Cleanup Efforts
8. Ohio Health Care Association Hosts Midwests Largest Long-Term Care Convention in Columbus
9. Columbus, OH Man Wins $50,000 for Losing 71 Pounds
10. Columbus Regional Hospital Selects TransUnions Healthcare Revenue Cycle Platform to Improve Its Emergency Departments Registration Process and Reduce Bad Debt
11. Hondros College Expands School of Nursing to Columbus and Dayton; Students Can Begin LPN Education Almost Immediately
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... , ... With FCPX Overlay: Grit , users can apply a grit ... are truly endless, all with a click of a mouse. Each user has full ... depth of field and more, all within Final Cut Pro X. , With FCPX ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... SonaCare ... 2015 HSJ Acute Sector Innovation Award on November 18th. This prestigious award recognizes ... and propose exciting enhancements to the medical landscape. , The UCLH team won ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Olympic Gold Medalists and Celebrity Moms ... across various categories through traditional and social media marketing campaigns and other branding ... Gold Medal Moms who can connect with today’s most important consumer: mothers. In ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... honors Christina Colon as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman ... in pharmacy. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... November 30, ... ... in all the programs of the19th Bi-National Convention of the Federation of Philippine ... Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. , 1Heart Caregiver Services, as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... BASEL, Switzerland , Dec. 1, 2015  Roche ... wholly-owned UK subsidiary Proximagen Ltd., today announced a worldwide ... small molecule inhibitor of Vascular Adhesion Protein 1 (VAP-1), ... treatment of inflammatory disease. The VAP-1 inhibitor is currently ... --> Under the terms of the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... LOUIS , Dec. 1, 2015 Express Scripts ... Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMMY ) to drive access to ... for the treatment of toxoplasmosis that has been recently priced ... others with weakened immune systems. --> ... of pyrimethamine and leucovorin (a form of folic acid) for $1 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Die MEDTEC Japan 2016, ... Entwicklung und Herstellung medizinischer Geräte, findet ... in Tokyo ... Foto: ... --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: