Women's Choice Campaigns for Mobile Medical Unit
Expectant mothers may soon receive help from a medical team that comes to them. The Women's Choice Center in Bettendorf has kicked off a 1.2 million dollar fundraising campaign. It's to buy a medical bus to make stops throughout the Quad Cities area for five years.
Executive Director Vicki Tyler says with some of the money, Women's Choice plans to buy a vehicle, also known as a "Stork Bus," from a non-profit called Save the Storks.
The bus would travel four days a week to the Illinois Quad Cities and Silvis, and on Fridays would rotate stops in Geneseo, Galesburg, and Muscatine.
Tyler says the Women's Choice Center offers pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
Those conversations include options for adoption and abortion, if necessary. The center also offers the attempted reversal of an abortion pill. The same services would be offered on the Stork Bus.
The vehicle has three rooms so more than one client could be served at a time, and is one of three Stork Buses in the country.
Of the 1.2 million dollars to be raised, 200,000 would be used for an endowment.