Skip to comments.How Some Kids With A Van Are Changing The Pro-Life Movement
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by rhema
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Heres what happens: a woman is walking up to an abortion clinic. She is approached by Dave or Daryl or another member of Save the Storks.
Hi, how are you? Would you like a free ultrasound?
This is the approach. There is no dangling rosary, no graphic pamphlet, no doom-and-gloom. Just an offer of free help from a non-threatening, friendly, smiling young person.
And then there is the Stork bus. . . .
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The Stork bus . . . is a bright, lovely blue on the outside, and the inside is clean and free of clutter, with a welcoming but no-nonsense clinical feel. There is a little couch for the mother to sit on and speak to a counselor, and a padded bench where she can lie comfortably.
The ultrasound machine pulls out from underneath the bench. It is operated only by a licensed sonographer whose work is frequently reviewed by an OB/Gyn. In the back there is a small private toilet for pregnancy testing. It isnt the slightest bit cramped or unpleasant; these mothers get only the best. The completed bus with the ultrasound machine was paid for by private donations to the tune of about $140,000.
The Stork bus is by no means the first mobile ultrasound vehicle it was Chris Slatterys mobile sonogram bus that inspired Dave and Joe in the first place but it may be the smallest, lightest, and most practical. It doesnt require a permit or special permission to park. It will fit in a parking space or even at a meter.
It is an abortion clinics worst nightmare. . . . .
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. . . . What is the battle cry of the pro-abortion movement? Choice! It is their mantra. What do you constantly hear from abortion advocates? These desperate women feel like they are out of options. Right here, on four wheels, parked in front of the clinic, is another choice one they might not even know they have. Inside that bus is an image of their baby waiting to be seen. Connected to that bus is a support system in short, options.
Dave and the team have high hopes, and they should. The approach is breathtakingly simple and, if early tests are any indication, profoundly effective.
As mentioned, the Storks take to the streets of Dallas on March 13. Meanwhile their website is up and running at SaveTheStorks.com with the purpose of raising money to take the program national. A Save the Storks bus is not cheap, and it takes people to run it. While Dave and his team get things off the ground in Dallas, Joe is in charge of building a national movement.
The thought of a Stork bus in every major city in America should bring a smile to your face. Every one of these buses represents hundreds of lives saved every year.
I have met Dave and the gang. I have been on board the Stork bus. And I have never been more excited about a pro-life idea than I am about this one.
You probably are having the same reaction I did. You are probably thinking: What can I do to help?
First: spread the word. Use Facebook, Twitter, Twitbook, whatever, to share with people how awesome this is.
Second: go to SaveTheStorks.com now and volunteer. They need all kinds of stuff bloggers, artists, counselors, you name it all across the country to be part of their national team of Save the Storks volunteers. Whatever your talent is, Save the Storks can probably use it to help get Stork programs off and running across the country. You yes, you! can be a part of this movement from the ground up.
Third: donate if you can. Save your Starbucks money for a few days and buy a ridiculously cool Save the Storks T-shirt. Wear it and tell people about it. (I promise theyll be curious.)
In just a few days, Dave, Daryl, and their remarkable bus hit the streets of Dallas, the city where abortion rights were born. As a native Dallasite, I hope what started here is ended here. And I wouldnt be surprised if Save the Storks becomes a major factor in helping Dallas and the country see an end to abortion.
In the Northeast, a clinic's worst nightmare is a Catholic priest in clerical attire praying outside the mill. The girls will refuse to go in. If girls are inside already, the staff try to keep them away from the window, lest they see the priest. They also try to keep the other staff away from the window, since any kind of staff in the Northeast is Catholic. They get the jitters inside, stuff goes wrong, appointments don't show.
This is what former clinic staffers tell me. The abortionists recognize their worst enemy.
Great post! Thanks!
Guys I am super pro-life, and I’ve never been to Dallas, but I’m pretty sure if they tried that here in Manhattan at the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Bleeker and Mott street in NOHO, people would cause them physical harm and destroy that bus very quickly. And this is not at all a “rough” or impoverished neighborhood. Quite the opposite now-trendy.
I have read that some abortionists show poor quality sonograms to their clients, in order to convince them that the baby is nothing but an amorphous blob of tissue. These volunteer sonogram technicians are highly unlikely to use sonograms in that manner to deceive women.