ICU Mobile has announced the growth of its fleet of life-saving mobile pregnancy vehicles. In a press release on April 25, ICU (pronounced “I See You”) announced that they will deploy 12 more Mobile pregnancy centers before the end of 2012. Michael Homula, executive director of ICU Mobile, noted in the press release that “[t]he growth of our fleet of life-saving Mobile ultrasound vehicles has been extraordinary. Our Huntsville deployment in April will be followed by Memphis in May, Dallas in June and Minneapolis in July.” The organization currently has 28 fleet affiliates throughout the U.S. and one international affiliate, located in Ghana. In addition, more than 90 crisis pregnancy centers and life-affirming ministries at home and abroad are discussing the possibility of deploying a vehicle with ICU Mobile.
According to its website, ICU Mobile is a “non-profit ministry of love and grace deploying and supporting a fleet of mobile pregnancy centers so that every woman experiencing and unplanned pregnancy may have a free opportunity to see her unborn child and hear the Gospel in a non-judgmental, non-political and non-coercive environment.” Executive Director Michael Homula praised the results of ICU Mobile, saying, “Of the women we serve, 87.8% of those considering abortion change their mind and choose life.” As the ministry also shares the Gospel, 39.8% of those ICU Mobile serves make first-time commitments to Jesus Christ.
The ministry works by making ultrasound equipment mobile and showing mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy an ultrasound of their child. According to ICU Mobile, statistics show that more than 70% of women considering an abortion will change their minds when they see their babies on an ultrasound. ICU Mobile’s mission is to help women choose life through demonstrations of love and compassion.
One of the new additions to the mobile fleet will deploy in Memphis, Tennessee in May. Cathy Waterbury, executive director of Confidential Care for Women, expressed great excitement over the vehicle, noting that “[w]e are excited about how the Lord will use a mobile ultrasound vehicle to serve the women and unborn of Memphis. We will join forces will ICU Mobile to bring the most innovative and effective pregnancy care ministry to Memphis and surrounding areas. Together we can make a greater impact for LIFE.”
You can find out more about ICU Mobile here.