Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?
"One of the most effective ways in which the Knights of Columbus has helped thousands of women save their children is through its Ultrasound Initiative.
Ultrasound exams, which are medically necessary throughout pregnancy for a variety of diagnostic reasons, use ultrasound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen, creating a picture or “sonogram” of the baby in her uterus. Without K of C support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each usually costing tens of thousands of dollars.
Providing ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers has enabled many thousands of pregnant women to see that their unborn child is a living human being. Ultrasound technology allows a mother to see her developing child and recognize the miracle of life within her. As a result, thousands of mothers have decided to have their babies.
The Supreme Council shares the cost of ultrasound machines with state and local councils. Since the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative launched Jan. 22, 2009 on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, state and local councils have assisted qualified pregnancy centers by raising half the cost of ultrasound machines.
When a local council raises 50% of a machine’s purchase price for a qualified center, the Supreme Council matches the amount toward the purchase price of the machines, starting at about $20,000. Contributions are drawn from the Knights of Columbus Culture of Life fund.
In addition to the Ultrasound Initiative, the Knights of Columbus is in the forefront of marches for life all around the world: in the United States, where the annual March in Washington, D.C., has now been supplemented by similar events in dozens of state capitals as well as the West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco; in Canada, where the March for Life in Ottawa draws thousands, and where marches are now being held in every provincial capital; and in the Philippines, where Knights helped lead Walk for Life events in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The Knights seek nothing less than the transformation of today’s culture into a new culture of life. And the foundation of this effort must be the bedrock of the inviolable dignity of human life at every stage and the realization that in the great family the Lord intends for his people, we are all our brother’s keeper."
Links Related to this week’s column:
Ultrasound Law Upheld A Statement from Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson By Knights of Columbus (12/9/2019) “The Knights of Columbus commends the U.S. Supreme Court for leaving in place the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upholds Kentucky’s ultrasound law as constitutional. Key to our system of law is the idea of informed consent, and we believe that every American should welcome the fact that under this law women in Kentucky will be able to make a more informed choice about abortion.
“Our own work with ultrasounds has shown that women who see an ultrasound result while considering an abortion are often transformed by the experience through seeing their unborn child and avoiding what they would later consider to be a tragic mistake. Such outcomes are better for the child and mother alike. Leaving this law in place will make mothers better informed on the issue and will undoubtedly save lives in the process.”
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Supreme Court leaves Kentucky ultrasound law in place The law was passed in 2017 and was signed by the state’s Governor, Republican Matt Bevin. By Fox News / Associated Press (12/10/2019)
The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law........
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BUILDING A CULTURE OF LIFE One of the most effective ways in which the Knights of Columbus has helped thousands of women save their children is through its Ultrasound Initiative. By Knights of Columbus (6/1/2019) Ultrasound exams, which are medically necessary throughout pregnancy for a variety of diagnostic reasons, use ultrasound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen, creating a picture or “sonogram” of the baby in her uterus. Without K of C support, most pregnancy care centers would be unable to purchase the ultrasound machines, each usually costing tens of thousands of dollars......... Click here for Article
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