Back to the Bronx, 45 Stork Buses Later

An idea fused with passion and empowered by God. This is how Save the Storks began and grew. In 2010, Joe Baker first imagined launching buses equipped with free sonogram machines. His intention was to have a bus in every major city, providing care and resources for the 64% of women who said they felt pressured into having abortions.

“Save the Storks” represents our desire to care for the mothers who carry their precious little bundles. Abortion tends to result from deeper pain, trauma, and fear that the mother feels when she finds she is pregnant. We want to meet her at the point of decision with love and compassion to help her recognize her value as a person. She is not alone. She is loved.  Pregnancy resources are available in every state for free and we want her to be informed of the many people and organizations desiring to help her through all the uncertainties she may feel and face.


Eight years ago it was all a dream, now it’s a reality. In August, we went back to the Bronx of New York City where Joe first had the idea of building a Stork Bus.

“When I first was here I had the unstoppable passion for this idea. Even though my dream seemed unreasonable to many, I believed I would achieve it. I am as amazed as everyone else that my dream actually has come true. My dream to launch buses all across the nation happened through the the hand of God. The Lord used generous people to make this happen. I still have been absolutely amazed at God’s work along the way.” – Joe Baker


Our affiliates from Alight Care Center in Troy, NY used their Stork Bus to park outside two abortion clinics over our two day trip. They graciously invited women into the bus for free ultrasounds. Those who chose to board the bus were awed by the comfortable, professional and beautiful interior. The women received free options counseling, including facts on abortion, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.


Have you ever seen someone’s eyes change from sorrow to joy? We saw this happen to women when they stepped off the Stork Bus. Women who approached the abortion clinics with heavy, downcast eyes boarded the Stork Bus, met their baby on a huge flat-screen TV and left the bus smiling through tears, holding the ultrasound photo of their little one in their hands.


Today we’re building our 45th Stork Bus. We have Mobile Affiliates operating in 27 states across the nation taking pregnancy resources right to the women who need them most.

Together we are empowering women in their choice to showcase their strength, determination and power by saying yes to the life inside despite the uncertainties, fear or concerns around them. They are not alone. We are pro-women. We are pro-life. And our Affiliates give women the empowerment to choose life knowing they have a huge network of people to support them throughout the journey ahead.


We hope this article enlightened and inspired you to stand up for life.

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are still prevalent in our nation. As a response to the overturning, the media: from the news to entertainment sources to even political figures and celebrities, have pushed abortion as an ongoing agenda, shaping the way this generation thinks and acts. Misinformation is being spread every day, and people are sadly believing the lies.

Our articles and stories aim to tell one thing: the truth.

We know that it is both a blessing and a challenge to understand the reality of abortion, because knowledge incites belief, and belief incites action. But we’re in this together. We believe that we can make abortion unthinkable.

With your support, we look forward to a future where young women are empowered to fight for their own rights: a right to bring life into the world, to be fearless leaders, to be examples of hope, strength, and undeterred resilience. We look forward to a future where life can happen.

If this article strengthened your belief to reach women everywhere with the truth and to let life happen, then please consider helping us extend our reach by making a gift right now. Your gift of just $10 or $20 helps our mission to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.

We aim to create a culture that views “pro-life” as equivalent to having empathy and compassion, providing holistic care (before and beyond pregnancy) and education, and most importantly, choosing to speak and act in love. We are pro-life, pro-love, pro-woman, pro-solution.

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