1000 Ultrasounds

Millions of babies have had a chance at life, thanks to 1,000 ultrasound machines donated by Knights around the world.

The Sacred Heart council helped purchase an ultrasound machine at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Aid a little over five years ago. We have been told by HELP staff that it has changed many women’s decisions on abortion.

At the time the Knights of Columbus brought the ultrasound to HELP, the Knights had installed just over 300 ultrasound machines. In 2015, the Knights announced our 500th ultrasound machine. By 2016 the number had reached 600 Knights supported ultrasound machines.  Just three years later and prior to the march for life in 2019 the number has reached 1,000.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said that the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative is the greatest humanitarian effort the organization has ever undertaken.

“Today represents a very concrete way in which millions of lives are changed for the better by the Catholic community coming together and volunteering together,” said Anderson. “What greater legacy can a person have than to save a child’s life?”

As hundreds of thousands gather in Washington, D.C., to pay witness to the Culture of Life, check out the video below and share our pride in the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound program!

Thank you to all of the Knights who support this live saving mission and all our supporters who help make our work possible.