Press Release

Psalm 139 Project Places Ultrasound Machine in Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas

October 13, 2018

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 13, 2018—The Psalm 139 Project has placed an ultrasound machine at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas, Daniel Darling announced Saturday during the fifth annual ERLC National Conference on “The Cross-Shaped Family.” 

The machine was placed at the Dallas pregnancy center this summer by Focus on the Family and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission through their Evangelicals for Life partnership. 

Last month, the Psalm 139 Project placed an ultrasound machine at the Liberty Women’s Clinic in Liberty, Mo., which will allow the clinic to increase their capacity for appointments by 37% in 2019. 

“We are thrilled to work with the heroic staff and volunteers at the Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas as they serve women all across the metroplex,” said Darling, vice-president of communications at the ERLC. “We are thankful for our Southern Baptist brothers and sisters who have invested and given sacrificially to care for unborn children and serve women in crisis. I am excited to see how God will use this ultrasound machine and Downtown Pregnancy Center in Dallas to continue Gospel work and further the church’s mission to stand alongside the most vulnerable in society.

The Psalm 139 Project is a ministry of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention focused on aiding pregnancy resource centers in securing ultrasound machines. In addition to the Missouri and Dallas placements, The Psalm 139 Project also plans to place a machine in New Orleans this year as well. 

“When women come to our center contemplating abortion, we desire to educate them not only about abortion, but also fetal development,” said Carolyn Cline, president and CEO of Downtown Pregnancy Center. “When sharing this medically accurate information, 62 percent of women counseled choose life. But, when we’re able to provide key medical services, especially ultrasounds, 85 percent of women choose life! We call the sonogram machine the ‘God machine’ because it reveals God’s handiwork in its most vulnerable and delicate state, allowing mothers to bond with the baby in their womb.”

Since 2004, the Psalm 139 Project has provided ultrasound equipment for pregnancy care centers in Texas, Indiana, Colorado, Mississippi, Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Maryland, Missouri and Tennessee. 

One hundred percent of financial contributions donated to the Psalm 139 Project go toward purchasing sonogram machines and providing training for workers. Tax-deductible gifts may be made to ERLC, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Learn more at

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary for the ERLC. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization and also coordinates marketing and advertising for ERLC events. Elizabeth received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband have one son. Read More by this Author