MIAMI, Fla., April 25, 2012 – The Archdiocese of Miami’s Respect Life Ministry is the recipient of two ultrasound machines donated by the Knights of Columbus, for two of its five pregnancy care centers.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski will bless the machines at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the North Broward Pregnancy Care Center, 5115 Coconut Creek Parkway in Margate.
The donation is part of a national Ultrasound Project put in place by the Knights of Columbus in 2009, on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. As part of the program, the national organization matches funds raised by local Knights to provide medically certified pro-life centers with funding for the purchase of ultrasound machines. The Knights’ St. Katherine Drexel Council 14212 donated the ultrasound machine for the North Broward Pregnancy Care Center in Margate; and the Knights’ Miami Council 1726 has raised more than $20,000 for the ultrasound project at the Sunset Pregnancy Care Center in Miami.
The old adage, “A picture paints a thousand words,” is never truer than when showing a mother her unborn child — especially if that mother is considering abortion. Thanks to ultrasound technology, parents today routinely see their unborn children waving their hands or sucking their thumbs inside the womb. More and more pregnancy care centers are using the technology to empower women to bond with their babies and choose life.