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Project Isaiah

The OLGC Pro-Life Committee of the Women's Club promotes the Gospel of Life through such activities as praying for and supporting organizations which promote life (including those which assist women suffering from unplanned pregnancies, miscarriage, stillbirths and past abortions), collecting baby items and equipment for distribution, providing education and speakers on issues affecting life, organizing transportation for the annual March for Life in January, and keeping abreast of legislation affecting the dignity of life.

The OLGC Respect Life Committee promotes the Gospel of Life through such activities as praying for and supporting organizations which promote life (including those which assist women suffering from unplanned pregnancies, miscarriage, stillbirths and past abortions), collecting baby items and equipment for distribution, providing education and speakers on issues affecting life, organizing transportation for the annual March for Life in January, and keeping abreast of legislation affecting the dignity of life.

The initiative Project Isaiah was a collaboration with the National Institute of Family Life Advocates (NIFLA) to provide ultrasound equipment to Sanctity of Life Ministries, Alexandria Pregnancy Help Center. NIFLA developed The Life Choice Project, or TLC, in which Pregnancy Help Centers become licensed medical clinics. An element of TLC is NIFLA's Institute in Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound, a course which equips the leadership and medical personnel at the clinics to achieve excellence in the provision of ultrasound services to clients. Through the use of the ultrasound equipment, a pregnant woman has the opportunity to see an image of her unborn child for the first time, including the child's heartbeat. OLGC provided funds for the Alexandria Pregnancy Help Center that were used to convert to a licensed medical clinic, which included funds for the training of staff, the purchase of ultrasound equipment, and renovations to the clinic.

Project Isaiah is now fully funded, thanks to one extremely generous parishioner, who wishes to remain anonymous, plus the generosity of other individual donors, the Women of OLGC, Lenten Almsgiving, and a "Baby Bottle" campaign at OLGC School. Project Isaiah represented a significant financial commitment by OLGC, and we are grateful to all of those who have recognized the need to support this project to promote the choice of life.