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Psalm 139 Project donates ultrasound machine to Florida pregnancy resource center

February 26, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2021—The Psalm 139 Project, a pro-life ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has donated an ultrasound machine to Care Net of the Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie, Fla. 

The pregnancy resource center will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new location in an under-served portion of the Port St. Lucie community Feb. 28 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. EST at 3237 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34953. 

Care Net of the Treasure Coast serves an average of 200 women per month in their current locations, according to Sue Chess, executive director of Care Net of the Treasure Coast. The Psalm 139 ultrasound placement will serve residents at their newest location in an area highly populated with abortion clinics.

“We know that 86 percent of our clients will choose life if they see an ultrasound,” said Chess. “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.

In 2020, the ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project placed an ultrasound machine at Palmetto Women’s Center in Rock Hill, S.C.; 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 in December 2020 that the Psalm 139 Project would 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. 

One hundred percent of donations to the Psalm 139 Project go toward purchasing ultrasound machines and providing training for workers, because the ERLC is funded through the generosity of churches in the SBC through the Cooperative Program. 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