Former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson and his family, through an ongoing partnership with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) Psalm 139 Project, donated an ultrasound machine to the Palmetto Women’s Center in Rock Hill, S.C., and gave Christmas gifts to 10 families affiliated with the center.
Watson and his wife Kirsten are passionate about championing the dignity of human life. By giving these gifts, they desired to express to these families their value while sharing the gospel of Jesus. The Watsons previously partnered with Psalm 139 Project in 2018 to place an ultrasound machine in 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.
“After seeing our preborn children through ultrasound technology, we knew we wanted to provide this life-affirming opportunity to other expecting mothers,” Benjamin Watson said. “We are blessed to partner with the ERLC again to support men and women making decisions for life as well as these essential centers that continue to walk beside them.”
The Psalm 139 Project focuses on aiding pregnancy resource centers by securing ultrasound machines and providing training for their use. The centers use the machines in their life-saving work to support women and families in crisis pregnancy situations, helping many make the choice for life.
“We believe The Psalm 139 Project is a vital piece of the life work we do at the ERLC,” said Elizabeth Graham, ERLC vice president of operations and life initiatives. “This week, we were able to hold our long-awaited dedication service at the Palmetto Women’s Clinic with our dear friends, the Watson family. Benjamin was able to dedicate, pray over and personally thank the staff for the life-saving work they’re doing. We ask you to consider joining us at the ERLC as we stand for life.”
Earlier this year, the ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project placed an ultrasound machine at Mosaic Sexual Health Clinic in Tallahassee, Fla., and another ultrasound machine at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Las Cruces in Las Cruces, N.M. The ERLC announced Dec. 10 that the Psalm 139 Project will be donating 10 ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers across the country. It will be the most machines the ERLC has ever placed at a given time.Because the ERLC is funded through Southern Baptists’ giving through the Cooperative Program, the organization can ensure that 100% of contributions designated to the Psalm 139 Project goes solely toward purchasing ultrasound machines and providing training for workers. Tax-deductible gifts may be made to ERLC, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Learn more at psalm139project.com.