The law may allow abortions but science is on the side now of the pro-life cause. Here is a three-part plan for your consideration.
While you would be providing information about both sides, you wouldn't be actually providing any choice or life services. This plan is based on the idea that the science and the facts do their own work. There can be few objections to a program like this within a community from anyone. Facts is facts!
1 - Find a way to offer free sonograms in your community. It would be nice to have the funds to buy your own machine and do this on your own terms but if that isn't possible how about going in with someone who already has a machine and the professionals to operate it. Can you rent or use their services one night a week?
In our town we have two health clinics. Can we find a way to pay for the local hospital to give free sonograms anytime with a referral from one of the clinics?
2 - Provide facts-only, impartial information about services your sonogram recipient might need. That includes where to get an abortion, adoption information, local pregnancy centers, social services, etc. Also include a list of upcoming information sessions (see #3 below).
3 - Schedule regular information sessions on the topic of pre- and post-natal issues. Let the planned parenthood people talk. Schedule them a time and put it on the list and then don't bug them with protestors and signs and such. Let them say their piece. Also offer sessions about the pro-life facts. Include the chance to hear the stories of people who have had abortions. What was involved? What were their feelings afterwards?
Has anyone tried anything like this before? Any thoughts? As nice as this plan sounds I am wondering if there are any ultrasound machines in my whole town, which is a problem. Solutions anyone?