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Option Ultrasound Directors This area is for Pregnancy Resource Centers wanting to get started in the OUP program or needing information pertinent to the program.

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About Option Ultrasound ™

article image Ultrasound Technicians
Focus on the Family does not train ultrasound technicians, however there are organizations that provide training.

As we investigate ways to dissuade mothers-to-be from abortion, we've been extremely encouraged to learn that women who see their babies on ultrasound are far less likely to seek abortions than those without access to such an option.

In fact, a survey conducted by our Pregnancy Resource Ministry in the fall of 2003 revealed some astounding statistics. Out of 334 randomly selected pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) that were polled, 30 percent have ultrasound capability.

These same centers reported that an average of 28 percent (and a median of 20 percent) of clients faced with a positive pregnancy test initially are abortion-minded.

However, our survey results indicated that 79 percent of these clients (and a median of 90 percent ) decide to carry their babies to term after viewing an ultrasound.

Given the sheer number of women passing through PRCs each year, it is conceivable that countless babies could be spared if more of these mothers had the benefit of an ultrasound.

According to the best estimates, however, only 350 of the United States' 2,300 PRCs have the capacity to perform ultrasounds.

Because it is becoming increasingly clear that this technology carries the potential to save a significant number of lives, Focus on the Family proposes to help equip 650 additional PRCs with ultrasound machines between now and the year 2010.

We cannot think of a more important cause than defending life in the womb and protecting women from the devastating aftermath of abortion. With that in mind, we are looking forward to seeing all that the Lord will accomplish in the hearts of mothers who catch a glimpse of their little ones on the ultrasound screen in the months and years ahead.

Here is how pregnancy centers apply for participation in the Option Ultrasound ™ Program.

Excellence of Care Standards
Focus on the Family's Physicians Resource Council has developed "Excellence of Care" Guidelines for Pregnancy Resource Medical Clinics. Participating centers must demonstrate an adherence to these standards.

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