FROM STAFF REPORTS
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott spoke at a dedication ceremony on Sunday for new ultrasound equipment recently donated to Central Texas Life Care, a San Marcos crisis pregnancy resource center near Texas State University.
“This brand new ultrasound equipment means Central Texas Life Care can continue to provide critical, life-saving services for thousands of mothers and their unborn children,” Abbott said.
Used to produce images intended to dissuade women from having abortions, the obstetrical ultrasound was purchased by Knights of Columbus Council 3458 at St. John Catholic Church with funds raised locally and matched by the national Knights of Columbus fraternal service organization.
Founded in 1984 as the Hays County Coalition for Life, the nonprofit Central Texas Life Care offers free services that include pregnancy testing, counseling and adoption referrals to women who become unexpectedly pregnant.
Located less than a mile from Texas State at 115 Warden Lane, the center’s clientele is predominately 18- to 25-year-old unmarried women and are often enrolled at the university, executive director Cheri Martin told the University Star.
The center already provided ultrasounds as part of its program but the old equipment was not less sophisticated than the machine, which allows for four-dimensional video images, Martin said. The old machine will be donated to a crisis pregnancy center in San Antonio.Email | Print