The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention, donated an ultrasound machine to Care Net of the Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The pregnancy resource center held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new location in an underserved portion of the Port St. Lucie community Feb. 28.
Care Net of the Treasure Coast serves an average of 200 women per month in its current locations, said Sue Chess, the executive director. The Psalm 139 ultrasound placement will serve residents at the organization’s newest location in an area highly populated with abortion clinics.
“We know that 86% of our clients will choose life if they see an ultrasound,” Chess said. “The power of this window into the womb cannot be overestimated.”
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 to make the choice for life.
“It is such a privilege to partner with organizations like Care Net of the Treasure Coast to save lives and serve the vulnerable,” said Elizabeth Graham, ERLC vice president of operations and life initiatives. “Thanks to the generosity of individuals committed to the pro-life cause and the support of our churches, we are able to bless these centers with these life-saving machines at no cost to them. That way, their resources can be directed to the women and families in crisis. This is just more evidence of the essential work being done by the ERLC to stand for life.
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(EDITOR’S NOTE – Elizabeth Bristow is press secretary for the ERLC.)