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Former NFL player Benjamin Watson and his family donate ultrasound machine

December 18, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 17, 2020—Benjamin Watson, former NFL tight end, and his family continue their partnership in the pro-life work of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s Psalm 139 Project, by donating an ultrasound machine to the Palmetto Women’s Center in Rock Hill, S.C., as well as giving Christmas gifts to 10 families affiliated with the local pregnancy center this week. 

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 and worth while sharing the gospel of Jesus. The Watsons previously partnered with the 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 to 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, Florida, and another ultrasound machine at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Las Cruces in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The ERLC announced last week that the Psalm 139 Project will be donating 10 ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers across the country. This is the most machines the ERLC has ever placed at a given time. 

Because the ERLC is funded through the generous giving of churches in the SBC through the Cooperative Program, the organization can ensure that one hundred percent of contributions designated to the Psalm 139 Project go 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

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization. She received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband reside in Lebanon, Tennessee and are blessed with two beautiful children. Read More by this Author