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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., /Christian Newswire/ -- Save the Storks, a pro-life organization partnering with pregnancy resource centers to empower women with choice during pregnancy, has captured the imagination of millions with its innovative fleet of luxury Mobile Medical Units, known as Stork buses. To date, Save the Storks has helped build 43 buses, with over 4,000 women choosing to keep their babies.
Today, Storks is proud to announce the delivery of its 43rd custom-built Stork Bus in partnership with Stork affiliate Elizabeth's Hope Pregnancy Resources (EHPR), a Pregnancy Resource Center in Chillicothe, Ohio.
"Partnering with pregnancy resource centers to give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever is the heart of what we do, and every time we have an opportunity to launch a new bus, it's an unspeakable thrill for us. Each new bus means more women reached, more lives saved, and more measurable impact on the lives of mothers and their babies. We could not do any of this without resource centers all over the nation, and we're grateful to Elizabeth's Hope for partnering with us," said Victoria Robinson, Director of External Relations at Save the Storks and a former PRC Director. "Going mobile affords PRCs new opportunities to offer even greater choice, reaching more women in areas that are convenient and easily-accessible."
"We couldn't be more excited about the arrival of our mobile unit from Save the Storks this week. The ability to be equipped to provide ultrasounds and other services to our community is a tremendous blessing," said Lisa Cutler, Executive Director at Elizabeth's Hope Pregnancy Resources. "We look forward to going throughout the Appalachian region of Ohio sharing a message on the value of life, healthy relationships and the importance of early prenatal care. The unit will further enhance our program and increase our ability to provide the women we serve with the compassionate care they deserve."
The pregnancy resource center received this state-of-the-art Stork Bus this week after touring it across several states. EHPR raised funds to achieve this dream with support from generous donors, in addition to a grant provided by Save the Storks.
The Stork Bus is a Mercedes Sprinter, offering PRCs an efficient, built-to-last mobile medical unit that comes with a three year, 36,000 mile warranty, gets 20 miles to the gallon and is able to park in a single parking space. Every square inch of the interior has been designed with women in mind, ensuring that they feel special, comfortable and relaxed. All Stork Buses are equipped with an exam table, restroom, multiple seats for counseling, a work area for a sonogram machine and technician, multiple monitors and media inputs, internet connection and air conditioning. Each exterior is customized with a design that is relevant to the PRC's identity and mission.
Storks by the Numbers
- 79% of women say they weren't counseled on other options outside abortion
- 64% of women who chose abortion say they felt pressured by others to abort
- 4 out of 5 women who board a Stork Bus choose life for their baby
ELIZABETH'S HOPE Pregnancy Resources (EHPR) of Ohio is a pregnancy resource center that serves women in Chillicothe, Rio Grande, Portsmouth and Hillsboro. For more information on EHPR visit their website at www.thereishopetoday.org.