Everybody knows storks deliver babies, right? In a 21st century take on that old legend, Save the Storks really does deliver. Using innovative medical vans, Save the Storks delivers women from the heartbreak of abortion.
Established in 2011, Colorado Springs-based ministry Save the Storks turns Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into custom Stork Buses. With Save the Storks grants to help with funding, pregnancy resource centers purchase the vans and head directly to the need; they park outside abortion facilities and offer counseling and free ultrasound imaging to women in crisis.
Studies repeatedly show that post-abortive women feel they did not receive information they needed to choose life instead of death. Not surprisingly, people who make their living killing the unborn are reluctant to provide it. Stork Buses offer that information in a beautiful, comfortable, welcoming setting.
As a result, three out of five women who board a Stork Bus choose life after seeing ultrasound images of their babies.
Besides sidewalk counseling, centers also can send their vans to community events and set up regular neighborhood “bus stops.” Stork Buses don’t have to wait for women to find them. Have wheels, will fly.
Pregnancy resource centers in eight metro areas currently operate Stork Buses: Dallas; Englewood, New Jersey; Boston; southwest Florida; Merced and Sacramento, California; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, visit www.savethestorks.com.