By now you’ve heard that the Pro-Life donations for ultrasound machines and for the pregnancy care centers have been non-existent for 2020. I must reiterate that nothing in this nation reaches more women, more babies, and more families than the loving attention that a Mother receives from the pregnancy care centers. We donate to them and we give them ultrasound machines which have become the most effective weapon in helping a Mother give birth and raise her child. Our catholic faith decrees that we are to strengthen the church by making sure the family survives and flourishes. We are about more than saving babies; we are about preserving the family and keeping our church in harmony with out Lord’s teachings.
Because of this pandemic we could not perform our catholic mission. Councils cannot “come to our rescue” due to their inability to work together for fund raising. With 7 more machines ready to be placed before the end of this year, donations are not being aimed at these projects. Therefore, we ask for members to help individually much like you do for the state seminarian fund. We need each member to reach into their own pocket and give $5.00 each to their councils’ ultrasound fund.
We must be resolve in our efforts to continue to work for the unborn, educate those about the intrinsic evil of abortion, and pray that our mission in supporting pro-life efforts are successful.
Viva Cristo Rey!
Culture of Life Chairman
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!
Culture of Life Director
Indiana Knights of Columbus