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Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth
902 Pinckney Street
Whiteville , NC 28472
(07/08/2014) "Fifty-five million
dead children notwithstanding, forty years of legalized
abortion-on-demand have done nothing else if not objectify
women. That objectification has now been so fully ingrained into
our popular culture that a sitting American president
successfully campaigned for reelection asking women to vote with
“their lady parts.” "
(07/01/2014) Two recent United
States Supreme Court decisions affirmed free speech and
religious liberty rights for all Americans. On June 26 in
McCullen v. Coakley, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a
Massachusetts law restricting free speech within 35 feet of an
abortion clinic; and on June 30, the USSC upheld Hobby Lobby's
right to refuse to fund some abortifacients as part of the
health-care insurance they provide their employees based on
their religious beliefs.
(06/24/2014) "Kyrie and Brielle
Jackson were born on October 17, 1995, a full 12 weeks ahead of
their due date. …. On November 12, tiny Brielle went into
critical condition. …. Nurse Gayle Kasparian, after exhausting
all the conventional remedies … placed the twins in the same
bed. No sooner had she closed the incubator door, Brielle
snuggled up to Kyrie and began to calm down. Within minutes, her
blood-oxygen readings improved. As she dozed, Kyrie wrapped her
left arm around her smaller sister. Brielle’s heart rate
stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. …. Today, they’re
all grown up."
(06/17/2014) "An embryo, or a new
human, comes into existence when a zygote is produced at
fertilization by the combination of a sperm with an ovum. The
sperm has 23 chromosomes and so does the ovum, but the zygote
has 46 chromosomes. Although half of its chromosomes come from
each parent, the zygote is genetically different than either of
them, and is, in fact, genetically unique. The sex of the embryo
is determined genetically."
Source: “Science Sheds Light on
Unborn Human Life,” by John F. Cogan, Appendix 1. c.2002.
(06/10/2014) "Valerie Gatto was
crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2014 in December of last year. She has
made a central platform in her competition the need to provide
greater support for victims of sexual assault. Gatto has
revealed that her mother was raped at knife-point when she was
19 years old. …. While her mother originally intended to give
Valerie up for adoption, she then decided to set aside her plans
for law school and raise her daughter."
(06/03/2014) "It is morally and
ethically wrong to do abortions without acknowledging what it
means to do them. I performed abortions, I have had an abortion
and I am in favor of women having abortions when we choose to do
so. But we should never disregard the fact that being pregnant
means there is a baby growing inside of a woman, a baby whose
life is ended. We ought not to pretend this is not happening."
(05/27/2014) "[Maya] Angelou had one
son Guy, whose birth was described in her first autobiography,
one grandson, and two great-grandchildren. She became pregnant
as a teenager and could have sought an illegal abortion but,
instead, decided to keep her baby. In an essay that originally
appeared in Family Circle magazine, Angelou called that the best
decision of her life. That essay [follows in its entirety]."
(04/22/2014) "Former Secretary of
State [and life-long United Methodist] Hillary Clinton, who is
expected to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential
nomination in 2016, believes it is a “bedrock truth” that
abortion restrictions hamper human progress, and any efforts to
improve women’s rights must begin with increased access to
contraception and abortion.
Addressing the United Nations for International Women’s Day,
Clinton told her audience, 'There is one lesson from the past,
in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make
progress on gender equality or broader human development,
without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights.
That is a bedrock truth.'"
(04/15/2014) "Methodist Health Care
Ministries ... is giving money to the nation’s top abortion
provider Planned Parenthood. …. According to their website, they
donated $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas in
“…if liberal social policies really led inexorably to fewer
unplanned pregnancies and thus fewer abortions, you would expect
‘blue’ regions of the country to have lower teen pregnancy rates
and fewer abortions per capita than demographically similar
‘red’ regions. But that isn’t what the data show. Instead,
abortion rates are frequently higher in more liberal states,
where access is often largely unrestricted, than in more
conservative states, which are more likely to have parental
consent laws, waiting periods, and so on. ‘Safe, legal and rare’
is a nice slogan, but liberal policies don’t always seem to
deliver the ‘rare’ part.”
(03/25/2014) "Blood vessels start to
form very early, about 13-18 days after fertilization. Then, on
about the 20th day–nearly the end of the third week–the
foundation of the brain, the spinal cord, and the entire nervous
system is established."
Source: “Science Sheds Light on Unborn Human Life,” by John F.
www.sfuhl.org, page 5.
Out of obedience to Jesus
Christ, the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality (TUMAS)
will work to create in church and society esteem for human life at its
most vulnerable, specifically for the unborn child and for the Woman who
contemplates abortion. Therefore, TUMAS's first goal is to win the
hearts and minds of United Methodists, to engage in abortion-prevention
through theological, pastoral and social emphases that support human
THESE ANNUAL EVENTS TOOK
PLACE ON JANUARY 22, 2014 (WEDS.)
THE UNITED METHODIST BUILDING,
100 MARYLAND AVENUE NE,
9:30 a.m. LIFEWATCH SERVICE OF WORSHIP
WITH BISHOP KENNETH H. CARTER, JR.
(FL AREA) PREACHING
3:00 p.m. LIFEWATCH BOARD MEETING