Peter Baklinsi reports at LifeSiteNews.com:
How can pro-lifers effectively reach out to women who are literally en route to abort their unborn babies? For the pro-life movement, that’s the million-dollar question.
Now one pro-life innovator, Joe Baker, founder and president of Save the Storks, believes he has found the answer: A mobile, fully-equipped, state-of-the-art medical center custom fitted into a Mercedes-Benz van, parked directly between the woman and the abortion clinic. . . .
Bakers’ vans sport an image of a large stork flying with a wrapped bundle in its beak, with the words "Save the Storks" written in large letters across the side of the van.
According to Baker, the image of the large bird carrying a bundled baby breaks down barriers, since for many people, the stork has a comforting and somewhat nostalgic connection to motherhood and pregnancy.
The interior of the vans are equipped with massage chairs, an examination table, a toilet for pregnancy testing, and an ultrasound machine. They are designed to create a comfortable and confidential space in which an abortion-minded woman will feel welcomed and safe.
"Save the Storks has found that a woman will more likely choose life if she finds support during and after her pregnancy, if she is provided with necessary resources, and if she can see her baby through ultrasound," according to LifeSiteNews.
"Calling the sonogram 'magic,' Baker said that when a woman having entered the Stork van sees her baby for the first time, 'there’s a bond that happens that is like nothing else'," LifeSiteNews reports.
On Twitter I recently saw a question asking: "Why do abortion advocates hate ultrasound pictures?"
"Because ultrasound pictures discriminate against death," I answered. Yes, the sonogram is "magic," but it is the magic of life revealed by information of science.
Bravo to Save the Storks for its creative, humane, and informed approach to ending the slaughter of "the least of these."