….It’s called A Glimpse Inside, and its creators say it’s groundbreaking because it allows young people to see for themselves how a real baby develops in the womb, guided by physicians using 3D/4D ultrasound technology.
It’s also ambitious: The goal is to get the web-based video series, which comes with a supplemental curriculum, into 1,000 U.S. middle and high schools — Catholic, Protestant and public — by the end of the new school year. And that’s just for starters.
The story behind A Glimpse Inside begins about nine years ago with a mobile sonogram machine the Knights of Columbus donated to the John Paul II Life Center, a pioneering pro-life nonprofit in Austin, Texas….
Since the sonogram unit is about the size of a large laptop and easy to transport, the center hit on the idea of sending physicians out to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin to conduct live sonogram presentations with real patients (and their unborn babies)….
Father Mark Hamlet, a recently retired priest in the Austin Diocese who has attended parish sessions of A Glimpse Inside, said the experience sparks an immediate response and naturally leads to deeper thoughts and conversations about the wonders of human life….
With A Glimpse Inside, “we’ve just flipped the whole narrative,” Barbale said.
“Instead of them hearing from Planned Parenthood, ‘Oh, this is a choice; this is medical care,’ we’ve informed them first: This is a baby. This is real.”
What happens next?
Following the program’s launch, the next step is to finalize a college version of A Glimpse Inside, which will be heavily promoted during the SEEK conference this January in St. Louis in collaboration with the Catholic outreach organization Fellowship of Catholic University Students; FOCUS’ missionaries will help share the program in their travels to schools and parishes across the country….
From the National Catholic Register