Michael Homula of Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile sent this press release to clarify his organization’s positions. Please read his press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Homula, (330) 745-4170
ICU MOBILE RESPONDS TO PARKING PERMIT REVIEW IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS
Akron, Ohio April 27, 2011 – TLC Pregnancy Center of Elgin, Illinois operates a mobile ultrasound vehicle under license and operational standards of ICU Mobile, a global non-profit ministry with a fleet of mobiles across the United States. Recently, the parking permit issued by the City of Rockford to TLC operating an ICU Mobile has come under scrutiny by some members of Rockford City Council as part of a broader review of how parking permits are issued.
ICU Mobile executive director Michael Homula made the following comments about the review:
“ICU Mobile is committed to providing high-quality, limited obstetrical ultrasound services to women in a completely non-political and non-coercive manner. We recognize that review of the parking permit practices of Rockford is a local government issue and we await the outcome of such review.
“We appreciate the efforts of Mayor Morrissey and his staff to issue a temporary permit so that the women of Rockford and surrounding communities will continue to be able to receive the free services of TLC and ICU Mobile. ICU Mobile and its affiliates, including TLC Pregnancy Center of Elgin, provide free limited obstetrical ultrasounds for the purpose of verifying pregnancy. These services are performed by trained medical professionals, including a physician, licensed in the state of Illinois. We provide valuable information to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, including reviewing the three options available: parent, adopt or abort.
“ICU Mobile and its affiliates, including TLC Pregnancy Center, do not engage in protests, rallies, legislative lobbying or any other form of political or social activism and we have no affiliation with organizations that do. We provide women with ultrasound images to verify pregnancy and accurate information about their pregnancies, without cost or obligation, and plan to continue this ministry wherever possible,” Homula concluded.
ICU Mobile (pronounced I See You) was founded in 2003 and is the pioneer and leader of mobile ultrasound ministry. Our ministry office is located at 2569 Romig Road, Suite 303, Akron, Ohio 44320. To learn more about ICU Mobile please visit www.icumobile.org.