The Partners for Life Program provides a message of life and hope. It is an ongoing partnership between the Prolife Billboard Campaign, the Ultrasound Initiative and the Qualified Pregnancy Centers. This partnership enhances and coordinates the focus and outreach of the "Choose Life" message. Today there are up to twenty-nine billboards in Elk City, Clinton, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Del City, Midwest City, Yukon and Norman.
Prolife Billboard Campaign
The Prolife Billboard Campaign (PBC) began in July, 2018 with two "Choose Life" billboards in the Oklahoma City metro area. The focus and outreach of the PBC has changed with the addition of six new English and Spanish billboards and the creation of the Partners for Life Program.
The billboards broadcast a 24/7 "Choose Life" message that speaks out for the unborn, defending the defenseless and protecting the innocent children. The prolife billboards also display a message of caring and support for those in need during a pregnancy. The outreach of the Prolife Billboard Campaign spreads the message to thousands of people each day. The billboards were displayed 414,474 times to drivers in August of 2021. Nearly five million vehicles drive by the "Choose Life" billboards each week.
The Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative began with the placement of two ultrasound machines in Iowa and Florida in 2009. Since that historic beginning, the Knights of Columbus have placed over 1,500 ultrasound machines in qualifying pro-life pregnancy centers. Oklahoma Knights of Columbus councils have actively supported this live-saving program by placing 25 ultrasound machines to qualifying pro-life centers from January 2012 to the present.The Ultrasound Initiative saves lives by providing women the opportunity to view their unborn children on ultrasound machines. The Initiative is funded by Knights of Columbus state and local councils with matching grants from the Supreme Council’s Culture of Life Fund.After the state and/or local council raises 50% of the cost, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council, located in New Haven, Connecticut, provides the other 50% to complete funding for purchase of an ultrasound machine. Or, if the council raises 100% of the cost of a vehicle outfitted to serve as a mobile medical unit for a qualifying pregnancy center, the Supreme Council will provide 100% of the funds for an ultrasound machine to be used in that vehicle.
Qualified Pregnancy Centers
The kofcwecare.org website includes links to 25 Qualified Pregnancy Centers that received donations from the Knights of Columbus for ultrasound machines between 2012 and the present. By clicking on the links, visitors can access each center’s contact information and a list of prenatal and postnatal services available from these providers. There are also links to other services that are available after the baby is born such as adoption information, medical care and financial support. The providers listed on this website are independent of the Knights of Columbus.