Bishop Carl A. Kemme leads a blessing ceremony in front of a packed house at A Better Choice’s new sonogram building on East Central in Wichita. (Advance photo)

A Better Choice is helping women make more informed choices after opening a sonogram building just west of its regular offices at 3001 E. Central in Wichita.
Bishop Carl A. Kemme blessed the building Thursday, Oct. 11, during an open house.
ABC’s Executive Director, Valerie Alexander, said the agency’s sonogram equipment provides women the opportunity to glimpse their baby for the very first time.
“That moment, when a woman sees her child's heartbeat, can be life changing,” she said. “In fact, life saving. These sonograms help each woman to realize the sanctity of the life within her and to help her make a life giving choice for her baby.”
The pro-life ministry makes sonograms available five days a week and is able to do three to four sonograms a day.
“We are able to minister to these women through our Catholic faith…and it is truly our privilege to offer that to them,” Alexander said.
The ministry provides pregnancy services at no charge to women in need. The mission of ABCs expanded services is to provide more appointment options for ultrasounds.
By state law, a woman needs access to sonogram technology to make a decision concerning the life of her unborn child. The ministry believes that scientific evidence, especially the baby’s heartbeat, highlights the humanity within her and is often the deciding factor for life.