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Ultrasound on Wheels

ve8QAd   |   February 01, 2005

Here is a spectacular idea for those of you who reach out to abortion-minded women. Image Clear Ultrasound is the brainchild of Pregnancy Solutions & Services in Akron, Ohio. It’’s an ultrasound machine on wheels. The idea is to bring this equipment and services directly to women. The acronym ICU also stands for “I See You” which is very appropriate for this application.

They purchased and refurbished an RV. It contains top-of-the-line ultrasound equipment, in addition to waiting and examining rooms. They use trained ultrasonographers and counselors. It operates as a mobile medical unit, and all services are free of charge.

In the past, they have provided free ultrasound to women, but they had to travel to a doctor’’s office to have it done. Sometimes the women didn’’t show up for their appointments. Now, this new concept allows women to see their unborn children immediately, only steps away from the center.

Three to four days each week, the RV rotates to various set locations, so appointments can be made in advance. However, walk-ins are welcome. Locations include crisis pregnancy centers, college campuses, abortion mills, inner cities and suburbs. The pregnancy center estimates 90 percent of abortion-minded women change their minds after seeing their babies on ultrasound. They promote the mobile units through advertising on billboards, newspaper and radio.

The program is in its infancy. However, they would love to assist other centers in establishing a mobile ultrasound unit in their area. Their goal is to replicate this exciting and effective new tool throughout the state of Ohio and into other states as well. Stated another way, they want to have a “Fleet for Little Feet.” If you are interested, contact Pregnancy Solutions & Services, 3136 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 by phone at 330.644.4490 or by email.

[Editor’s note: contact information updated.]

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