Gift of ultrasounds reaps life-saving benefits | Baptist Press

Baptist PressNASHVILLE (BP) — An Arizona woman’s unambiguous response to the first view of her baby offers only one of many life-saving reasons for the existence of the Psalm 139 Project.

A mobile unit operated by Arizona Baptist Children’s Services is equipped with an ultrasound machine provided by the Psalm 139 Project of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Photo from Arizona Baptist Children’s Services

The client of New Life Pregnancy Center in Tempe, Ariz., was non-committal at best when she received a positive pregnancy test, Debbie Gillmore, the center’s director, told Baptist Press. The woman declined the center’s gift of a baby hat, saying, “No. I’m not so sure I want to go through with this,” Gillmore recalled.

Though she scheduled an ultrasound appointment, the center’s attempts to contact her with a reminder failed. Yet, the woman, acknowledging her anxiety, arrived on time for her appointment.

The ultrasound technician displayed on the monitor her unborn child, arms and legs moving. When the beating heart appeared on the monitor, the woman blurted out, “There it is,” Gillmore reported in a written account. Continue reading →

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