A mobile ultrasound bus tour is coming to Rochester

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A local grass roots pro-life organization is looking to bring a mobile medical unit to Rochester. This comes amid criticism of some crisis pregnancy centers. 

It looks like a pro-life billboard on wheels. The inside is made up of state of the art ultra sound equipment. Director Jim Havens of ROC Sidewalk Advocates for life says its another resource for expecting mothers. 

Havens hopes to supplement demonstrations outside the Planned Parenthood on University Avenue in Rochester. 

“When most women see that baby that is alive and moving in the world and how well developed it is they fall in love and that’s natural and that’s beautiful,” said Havens.

Recent reports have called some pregnancy crisis center “fake” and say they have a hidden agenda. One article listed a local organization called Birthright. 

Director, Joan Rohr tells News 8 she disagrees with the article. Birthright provides alternatives to abortion.  

“We don’t get involved in politics, religion. We don’t do direct advice , the only advice we give is slow down don’t do something in a panic mode you can’t undo, ” Rohr said. 

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood says 80% of anti-abortion websites have false information. They sent us this statement. 

“We need to hold these faith-based, anti-abortion counseling centers and the politicians who fund them accountable by cutting funding.”

Havens tells News 8, to build this ultra sound bus it cost upwards of $150,000.00. 

Wednesday, May 16 from 3-7 p.m. a free tour will be given outside Focus Pregnancy Help Center at 135 University Avenue.   

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