COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — This month, pro-life ministry Save the Storks delivered its 58th and 59th mobile medical units (MMU) to two pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) in El Paso, Texas.
The units will arrive in Texas on Sept. 10 to coincide with a joint celebration for both PRCs.
“This is such a great example of the pro-life community working together,” said Jason Welty, Mobile Operations Manager for Save the Storks. “Both centers — one which is Catholic and the other evangelical — are collaborating with each other to reach more women in their community. Not as competitors, but as a pro-life people who truly desire to help and support women.”
These mobile medical units, also known as Stork Buses, are customized state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. They allow pregnancy resource centers to take their life-saving services on the road for ultrasounds, counseling and free pregnancy tests.
The new vans are equipped with Volta Power Systems, groundbreaking battery technology that allows the MMU to operate for an entire day without running the engine. This ability makes it completely emissionless. This system allows for more ultrasounds and time on the road for the buses. In addition, all the materials and equipment in the vans are 100 percent medical-grade, truly making it a clinic on wheels.
The 58th bus, named Joseph Thomas, arrived in Texas on Sept. 10. The bus is named after a baby found outside of a local abortion clinic. His life was celebrated by the pro-life community who also named him Joseph Thomas. Southwest Coalition for Life, an El Paso-based pro-life sidewalk advocacy group, owns and operates the bus.
The 59th MMU, named Jeremiah, also arrived on Sept. 10 at Pregnancy and Fatherhood Solutions, a PRC located in El Paso. The bus is named after Jeremiah Thomas, a 16-year-old Texan who was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly before he died, he was approved for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His wish was to end abortion and he asked for a phone call with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
“Your wish,” Gov. Abbott told Jeremiah, “is on the Republican party platform position. That’s what we’re going to be pursuing this next legislative session and that is to outlaw abortion altogether in the state of Texas. And so your wish is granted.”
“Going mobile will enable us to serve more women, save more lives, and share Jesus with more people than ever before,” said Angel Wicker, Pregnancy and Fatherhood Solutions executive director. “The ability to reach remote clients in a welcoming, professional environment is invaluable. Our Stork Bus gives us the ability to show a woman her baby’s heartbeat and bond with her child immediately through ultrasound.”
Currently, six Stork Buses are in production and set for delivery over the next year. Twenty more pregnancy resource centers are working to fundraise for a bus.
About Save the Storks
Save the Storks exists to inspire cultural change by shaping compelling pro-life narratives and empowering strategic partners to serve and value every life. Save the Storks’ partners with pregnancy resource centers across the United States to empower women with choice during pregnancy. In addition to Stork Buses, Storks is helping to change hearts and minds with compelling social media and awareness campaigns, unique events and support to PRCs who provide outreach programs to mothers and fathers facing an unplanned pregnancy. To date, Save the Storks has put 59 Stork Buses on the road.
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