Seeing the heartbeat of a baby during an ultrasound is a gift, a bonding moment, and precious time shared between a new mom and her nurse at PDHC. The ultrasound image shows the miracle of life to a woman who may be considering an abortion. In 2021, over 90% of abortion-vulnerable or abortion-minded women who came to PDHC for help and saw their baby’s heartbeat on an ultrasound chose life, resulting in 831 life decisions.
PDHC opened the doors to its first center in 1981 and added ultrasound imaging services in 1995. Ultrasound technology continues to be a powerful tool to pregnancy resource centers, especially with the increase in the number of chemical abortions via the abortion pill. According to the latest statistics from Guttmacher Institute, chemical abortions now represent more than 50% of all abortions in the United States. In Franklin County, however, that number is well above the national average at 80%.
In response, PDHC joined Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Rescue Network and now provides abortion pill reversal services to give a woman who regrets taking the abortion pill a second chance to save her baby. She has about 72 hours to reverse her abortion decision and PDHC stands ready to help in this critical time. She is quickly connected with a nurse in one of our centers who will perform an ultrasound to determine the viability of her pregnancy. A medical doctor will then initiate and supervise the reversal protocol. Abortion pill reversal is effective 64-68% of the time.
The power of an ultrasound is undeniable. Thanks to your support and a wonderful partnership with Focus on the Family’s Option Ultrasound Program, PDHC is receiving FOUR new 3D/4D ultrasound machines. This will allow us to continue to offer the best in today’s ultrasound imaging to the women we serve. Below shows the difference between a 2D and a 3D/4D image.
Dr. William Lile, D.O., FACOG, and founder of ProLifeDoc.org, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with an active private practice near Pensacola, Florida. In 1999, Dr. Lile purchased the largest abortion practice in the Florida panhandle and stopped all of the abortions and abortion referrals. He founded prolifedoc.org, an online ministry, and produced a pro-life instructional DVD titled, “God’s Miracle of Life.”
Watch Dr. Lile’s presentation HERE at Cedarville University on God’s miracle of Life as reflected in Psalm 139:13. He also discusses the abortion pill and shares ultrasound images.
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