by Steven Ertelt
March 16, 2006
Colorado Springs, CO (LifeNews.com) — Focus on the Family announced Thursday that it has placed the 200th ultrasound machine in a crisis pregnancy center in order to dramatically increase the percentage of women opting against having an abortion. The machine placements are part of a national campaign.
Since the pro-family group launched its Option Ultrasound program, it has helped 200 pregnancy centers get the machines, which show amazing pictures of babies before birth.
Statistics show that 84 percent of women decide against an abortion after seeing an ultrasound of their baby.
Kim Conroy, is the sanctity of life director for FOTF believes that this service is needed and is benefiting women.
"Women deserve factual information regarding their pregnancy," she explained in a press statement provided to LifeNews.com.
"There are significant health risks with abortion, and at the very least they have a right to know the truth regarding this risky procedure from professionals who will not benefit financially from their decision. They also need to know there are positive alternatives for them and their babies," she added.
Option Ultrasound estimates that over 6,300 babies have been saved through pregnancy resource centers which have been approved through this program.
The program also makes sonography training available to medical clinics that meet the professional requirements.
"Women have been fed a lie by abortionists," Conroy added. "Those who are considering an abortion need to know the emotional and physical toll this procedure could have on them — and they deserve the chance to see their baby face to face before they make this life-changing decision."
Option Ultrasound began in February 2004, and has a goal of placing 650 services by the year 2010.