Life activities emphasize the importance of protecting every human life, from conception to natural death. One of the most important programs in this area is our Ultrasound Program, in which councils raise funds for the purchase of ultrasound machines for local pregnancy resource centers. Local funds are matched by the Supreme Council. Thus far, more than $36 million has been raised nationally and over 500 ultrasound machines placed. As of the 2016 State Annual Meeting, councils have collected over $300,000 which has helped placed 21 machines throughout the Commonwealth. Virginia Knights are also very active in staging the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., where they have served for many years as marshals for the event, and providing transportation to the event at no cost to the participants. Several councils are also involved with pregnancy resource centers, donating time, material, and supplies, for those who are looking for support instead of moving toward an abortion.
Life programs are identified below: