Culture of Life Chairman

March 2020

Brothers,           (Download the 2020 MFL registration here.)

Have you heard the good news? In 2019 the Indiana Knights of Columbus led the nation in donating ultrasound machines to Pregnant Care Centers! You donated enough money to purchase 6 machines, the most that you have ever done in one year! So far in 2020 you have donated 2 machines already! More amazing news: Indiana is 9th in the country for donating the most ultrasounds in the 10 year history of the program. You have saved thousands of lives of the Holy Innocents and also have aided in serving tens of thousands of pregnant Mothers. Congratulations for some of the best Pro Life work of any organization in our country!

In that vein, there is a great fund raiser being planned by the Monticello council. Because of their awareness of the importance of the ultrasound machine in saving Mothers and babies, they have planned a fantastic evening of food and entertainment.

On March 21st they are inviting you to join them at the Black Tie event on the Madam Carroll, the largest registered boat in Indiana. This gala event is one you don’t want to miss!! All of the proceeds will go to the Indiana K of C Ultrasound fund. For complete details and tickets go to https://madamcarroll.com/events/knights-of-columbus/ or contact me at 219-663-0509.

2020 promises to be the biggest in all of your Pro Life efforts with another banner year in saving, not only a baby’s life but also in saving a Mother from losing her child!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Michael Velasco

Culture of Life Chairman

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Culture of Life.... Ultrasound Initiative - The Vision Those Pro Choice people who favor aborting babies in their mother's wombs have one very big enemy. There is something out there that will change the minds of 85% to 95% of the women who are contemplating abortion. There is a way that most of the abortions committed in this nation can be stopped. There is a way that we can help to eventually eliminate abortions completely.

The identity of that powerful method is known as the Ultrasound machine. This device enables a mother-to-be to actually SEE the life that is within her body in real time. She might see her baby move. She might see her baby kicking and not just feel those kicks. She might even be fortunate enough to see her baby sucking her thumb. After witnessing these miraculous events it becomes impossible to proceed with the plan to abort her baby. Only the coldest or most confused mothers-to-be can look upon these images and not feel a connection with her child. The Vision of having an Ultrasound machine near every planned parenthood and every other organization that either performs or promotes abortion is certainly an ambitious one. If it were easy, every area that needs one would certainly have one.

Now we come to the good part. The Knights of Columbus of Indiana can actually help destroy the abortion industry by taking part in the procurement of Ultrasound machines. Supreme has agreed that any Council that raises enough money to pay for half of an Ultrasound machine will see an equal amount donated by Supreme. It is very difficult for one Council to raise that much money by itself. That is why the Indiana State Pro Life organization of the Knights of Columbus is proposing that all the Councils join together in raising the funds necessary to purchase one or more of these marvelous machines. By having all Councils working together they will not have to work against each other, drawing from the same populace. Your Indiana State KofC Pro Life group is proposing that ALL Councils begin working together for the goal of purchasing 5 Ultrasound machines to be used near the abortions facilities in Indiana that as of yet do not have one.

With 174 Councils in the State we could easily share in the cost of providing these much needed baby saving machines. There are already several of these machines available in certain areas. Northwest Indiana needs 1 or 2. The Indianapolis area needs 2 and Bloomington could use 1, Lafayette is looking for one. If each of the 174 Councils raised $500 we could have a total of $87,000 to purchase Ultrasound equipment. Your Pro Life staff has already negotiated with a company that will sell them to us for $27,000 of which our half would be $13,500. That means when Supreme matches our total we could buy 7 of these miraculous machines. We had initially asked for $325 but as time progressed, more PCCs called to let us know that they also need one. This project will be ongoing until all PCCs will have one. We have initiated fund raising and are looking for Councils to accept the responsibility of raising their $500 (or More).

Is it easy? It doesn't matter; we must do this! 

Thank you,

 

Michael Velasco

Culture of Life Director

Indiana Knights of Columbus 

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