Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2023 —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 Birth Choice in Jackson, Tenn.
A dedication ceremony will be held Aug. 31 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. CST at Birth Choice at 391 Wallace Rd. Jackson, Tenn. 38305. Representatives from the ERLC and local community leaders will be in attendance.
“It is a privilege for the ERLC to partner with Birth Choice in the placement of this mobile ultrasound unit,” said Miles Mullin, vice president of the ERLC. “ Over the last three decades, their efforts have borne significant fruit in the five-county area surrounding Jackson. We are thrilled to help them expand to serve more women and families, save more babies, and have more gospel conversations.”
Birth Choice is a pro-life, nonprofit pregnancy medical clinic serving West Tennessee. Since 1989, the ministry has empowered thousands of women and men to choose life for their babies. Their mobile units and clinics in Jackson and Gibson Counties serve over 1,000 clients each year and offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, pregnancy and relationship information, parenting classes and material assistance. The mobile units serve Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood and Henderson Counties.
“The new ultrasound machine enables Birth Choice to expand on its mission to reach even more underserved women in our multi-county area,” said Brent Lambert, founder and CEO of Birth Choice in Jackson, Tenn. “Many women in these areas that surround our offices find it difficult to travel the sixty to 150 miles round trip to a pregnancy center, so we have made our three mobile medical units available to them with the help and partnering support of the ERLC. Our mobile units currently travel over 500 miles per week.”
This machine placement was made possible due to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and legislative leaders allocating $283,100 in the 2022-2023 budget for a partnership with the Psalm 139 Project to place life-saving ultrasound machines across the state.
One hundred percent of financial contributions designated to the Psalm 139 Project go toward purchasing ultrasound machines and providing training for workers. No ERLC Cooperative Program resources are used for these machines. Tax-deductible gifts may be made online to The Psalm 139 Project, or via check to ERLC, 901 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tenn., 37203. Learn more at psalm 139 project.org.
The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest Protestant denomination with more than 13.6 million members and a network of over 47,000 cooperating churches and congregations. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.