Super Bowl champion and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is not just pro-life in word but also in action. Last month, the NFL star donated a brand new ultrasound machine to a local pregnancy clinic in New Orleans.
On October 23rd, Watson took to Instagram to share the good news.
Considering the average cost of a new ultrasound machine is around $115,000, that is a very generous gift. It is also one which has the potential to save many preborn lives.
While the effectiveness of ultrasounds in preventing abortion has come into question in recent years, the fact of the matter is ultrasounds make a significant difference for women who are even slightly on the fence.
A recent University of California study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology measured the effects of ultrasound images on women who had already scheduled an abortion. While the effects were minimal on women who said they were highly certain of their decision, the women who identified as having “medium or low” certainty were over 3 times more likely to change their mind and continue the pregnancy after seeing their child via ultrasound.
This is not the first time Watson has demonstrated his commitment to saving the preborn. Earlier this year, the NFL star donated another ultrasound machine to a pregnancy clinic in Maryland. Additionally, last year, Watson spoke at the March for Life in Washington DC, encouraging men to “rise up and lead the charge.”
A man among men, we are excited to see what Benjamin Watson does next.
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