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(02/14/2017) " 'A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.' "

Source: John 13:34-35 (NIV)

(02/07/2017) "Americans overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax dollars to support abortion in other countries (83 percent). More than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) also oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States. This includes almost nine in 10 supporters of President Donald Trump (87 percent) and nearly four in 10 supporters of his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton (39 percent)."

Source: "Americans Support Supreme Court Ruling to Restrict Abortion, Oppose Taxpayer Funding," K of C - Marist poll conducted December 12-19, 2016, accessed 1/26/17

(01/31/2017) "I am pro-choice, but I find that abortion is a failure of the feminist establishment. With every kind of birth control available in the world, abortion is not something to be proud of. If you need an abortion, you've failed."

Source: TAMMY BRUCE, speech at Columbia University, Apr. 6, 2005
 
(01/24/2017) “…  one key aspect of abortion in the United States is so outdated that only five other nations ON EARTHagree with our position (and one of those nations is the forward-thinking paradise of North Korea). …. The policy of which I am referring is America’s insistence on allowing elective abortions twenty-weeks post-fertilization. Science has demonstrated that children can feel the pain of being aborted at that age and, due to the wonderful advancements of neo-natal medicine, a child can survive outside the womb as young as twenty weeks post-fertilization. Even the liberal Huffington Post published a poll in 2013 that showed Americans favor a twenty-week limit on abortion two-to-one.

Source: "America's Science-Denying, Antiquated Abortion Law," by Ardee Coolidge, 1/19/17, accessed 1/24/17

(01/17/2017) "2016 was a record-breaking year for pro-life legislation, with 43 states proposing more than 360 abortion restrictions, including tax funding for women's health centers that perform abortions, limits on late-term abortions of viable babies, informed consent and ultrasound requirements, outlawing abortions on handicapped babies, banning aborted baby tissue trafficking, and prohibitions on sex-selection or race-selection abortions. .... The most devastating blow to pro-life laws in 2016 was the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Texas' safety regulations for abortion clinics, requiring emergency access, and hospital admission privileges. [AUL Vice President of Legal Affairs Denise] Burke says, however, that the high court's ruling is not insurmountable. 'When the Supreme Court rejected Texas’ abortion safety standards, abortion advocates celebrated, but they ignored the fine print,' she said. 'In fact, the Court found that such laws could survive a legal challenge if well-supported by medical evidence.'"

Source: "REVEALED: The most pro-life and most pro-abortion U.S. states. Where does your state rank?" by Fr. Mark Hodges, 1/10/17.  Accessed 1/17/17.
(01/10/17) Following the 2015 undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal body parts, "The [US] House Select Investigative Panel has concluded its yearlong investigation and released its Final Report which can be read in full here. The report details many of the disturbing practices the Panel uncovered in the abortion industry with the selling of fetal tissue along with information regarding our public hearings, subpoenas, criminal and regulatory referrals.  Also included is the listing of recommendations for improving access to appropriate scientific models, including human fetal tissue when warranted, in order to promote the advancement of science and the development of novel therapies."

Source: Press Release, "The Select Investigative Panel Releases Final Report," US Congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn (TN), chairman., 1/4/17, acessed 1/8/17

(01/03/17) Because the 2017 Presidential Inauguration (Jan. 20, 2017) overlaps so closely with the annual March for Life date (Jan 22), the 2017 March for Life has been postponed one week. The 2017 Lifewatch Worship Service (9:30 am) and Lifewatch Board meeting (3:00 pm) will all take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, NE in Washington, DC. The morning's sermon will be given by Dr. Steve Rankin, Southern Methodist University Chaplain and minister. All are invited and welcome to attend either or both gatherings.

Source: Lifewatch/TUMAS

(12/20/16) "At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!'"

Source: Luke 1:39-45 (NIV)

(12/13/16) "Your little one's heart has been beating furiously for weeks, but it's only just become loud enough to hear. A fetus's heart beats twice as fast as yours, anywhere between 120 to 140 beats per minute. The heart has become a proper four-chambered structure over the past month, although some of the dividing walls won't be complete until after birth."

Source: "11 Weeks Pregnant: What's Going On" www.pampers.com - 11 weeks pregnant - what to expect, accessed 12/6/16

(12/06/16) "...LeRoy Carhart will no longer be conducting abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS), an abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland, that has until now provided abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. According to local sources, Carhart’s last abortions in Maryland took place during the week of October 30, 2016. He returned to GRHS on November 8, but stayed only a few hours, sending several very late-term patients home without abortions. He left later in the afternoon and never returned."

Source: "Thankful: Late-term Abortionist Carhart Calls it Quits in Maryland!" by Operation Rescue, 11/24/16, accessed 11/28/16 and 12/6/16

(11/29/16) "A new poll indicates that a strong majority of Americans support legislation to protect unborn babies from abortions after 20 weeks when scientific evidence indicates they can feel pain. ... 64 percent of voters support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, according to the poll from the Polling Company Inc./WomenTrend. Support was even stronger among women and Millennials: 67 percent of women and 78 percent of young voters said they would support the legislation. In addition, 70 percent of blacks and 57 percent of Hispanic voters said they would support the 20-week abortion limit...."

Source: "New Poll: 64% Support Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks. 78% of Millennials and 67% of Women Do Too," by Micaiah Bilger,11/22/16, accessed 11/22/16 and 11/29/16

(11/22/16) "I believe God has blessed America through the years. I also believe with Thomas Jefferson’s view, when he said in another context, 'I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.' How can God continue to bless us when we have now killed up to 60 million of preborn children since Roe v. Wade?"

Source: Jerry Newcombe, "Trump's Victory and the Religious Right," 11/17/16, accessed 11/21/16

(11/15/16) “The 18-hour ultrasound requirement gives women more information about their health and pregnancy before they have an abortion.... Planned Parenthood should support the ideal that women have increased information. What is Planned Parenthood so afraid of?"

Source: Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. "Planned Parenthood, ACLU Try to Block Law Allowing Women to See Ultrasound of Baby Before Abortion," 11/10/16, accessed 11/14/16

(11/02/16)
     PARTY
PLATFORMS:
2016 Democratic Party Platform: "Democrats are committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion — regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical health services to millions of people. We will continue to oppose — and seek to overturn — federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by repealing the Hyde Amendment. We condemn and will combat any acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive health providers, patients, and staff. We will defend the ACA, which extends affordable preventive health care to women, including no-cost contraception, and prohibits discrimination in health care based on gender

Source: 2016 Democratic Party Platform, page 37, 7/21/16.  . Accessed 11/1/16
Republican Party Platform 2016: "The Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life, liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to children before birth. We oppose the use of public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather than provide healthcare. We urge all states and Congress to make it a crime to acquire, transfer, or sell fetal tissues from elective abortions for research, and we call on Congress to enact a ban on any sale of fetal body parts. In the meantime, we call on Congress to ban the practice of misleading women on so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact revealed by a 2015 investigation. We will not fund or subsidize healthcare that includes abortion coverage. ....  

Source: Republican Platform 2016, page 13, July 8-9, 2016.  . Accessed 11/1/16.

(10/26/16) "As a nurse, I want to be absolutely clear: If a mother’s life is in danger at any time after 24 weeks, let alone in the 9th month, the infant can be delivered via c-section to save the mother. The infant is given a chance at life. It does not need to be killed to save the mother. Never in the 9th month would that ever be a thought for most healthcare professionals. That’s not healthcare. That’s murder."

Source: "Before Applauding Hillary's Abortion Remarks, Know The One Fact She Ignored," by Christy Lee Parker, 10/20/16.  Accessed 10/23/16.[Note: article includes drawings of a partial-birth abortion procedure]

(10/19/16) "Since its inception, Planned Parenthood has been directly responsible for the deaths of nearly seven million unborn children. It was founded upon Margaret Sanger’s reprehensible belief that the human race could somehow be 'improved' by ridding the world of less fortunate minorities. Never heard that? The media don’t report it."

Source: "The only birthday Planned Parenthood cares about," by Ted Cruz and Marjorie Dannenfelser, 10/16/16, accessed 10/19/16

(10/12/16) “What I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton, and now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like partial-birth abortion. And to hold to the view, and I know Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally, but the very idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still have their life taken from them is just anathema to me. And I can't conscience about a party that supports that or that, I know that you've historically opposed taxpayer funding of abortion, but Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the long-standing provision in the law where we said we wouldn't use tax-payer dollars to fund abortion. .... It all for me begins with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human life.”

Source: Gov. Mike Pence, Republican Candidate for Vice President, during Vice-Presidential Debate, 10/4/16, accessed 10/11/16. (Gov. Pence's comments begin at the 3:00-minute mark and continue throughout this 9-minute video.)

(10/05/16) "The International Planned Parenthood Federation cautions activists to avoid the 'p' word. It’s not a person until it’s born or, as Senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) once suggested, until you bring it home from the hospital. Until then, it’s a fetus or uterine 'contents.' Planned Parenthood advises that activists not say 'abort a child,' preferring 'terminate a pregnancy' or some such."

Source: "TV, Abortion, and the Contradictions of Liberalism," by Jonah Goldberg, 4/15/16, accessed 10/4/16

(09/20/16) "The baby’s blood may be a completely different blood type from the mother’s own blood type. The baby never shares the mother’s circulatory system."

Source: “What They Never Told You About the Facts of Life” brochure, published by the Human Development Resource Council, Inc., Norcross, GA. 2001

(09/13/16) As of Tuesday, September 13, the names of the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) and the United Methodist Women (UMW) are still listed on the "Organizational Brochure" of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Requests to have the names removed from the brochure have, thus far, been ignored. (Both organizations have been removed from RCRC's list of "Coalition Members" -  

A page called "Standing Together for Reproductive Justice: RCRC and Methodists of Conscience - RCRC Welcomes You" encourages United Methodist laity and clergy to attend RCRC's online events, donate to RCRC, and post one's support of RCRC on Facebook and Twitter. While individual UM's are free to associate, or not, with RCRC, why does the organization exclude the full title from the online sign-up sheet? What are they trying to hide?!

(09/06/16) "Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."

Source: Mother Teresa, National Prayer Breakfast, 2/3/1994. Audio and transcript, accessed 9/5/16

(08/30/16) “'Marriage has historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman,' said [Hillary] Clinton in White Plains, New York on the 2000 campaign trail. .... This all dramatically changed on March 18, 2013, when ... she came out for same-sex 'marriage.' 'LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship,' said Mrs. Clinton. 'That includes gay marriage.'"

Source: "The Changing Faith of Hillary Clinton," by Paul Kengor, 8/15/16, accessed 8/31/16

Note: This article speaks to all three issues which Lifewatch/TUMAS emphasizes: abortion and the sanctity of life, sanctity of traditional marriage, and religious liberty.

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PRAYER:

Father, you have created us in body and soul
To honor you and our neighbor
And to receive honor and respect in return.

Our bodies are sacred.
They reflect you, our Creator.
And we hold sacred
The bodies of all the children in the womb.

Lord, we are saddened
That these children are being killed,
And saddened again
That their body parts are being harvested and sold.

Have mercy on our nation.
Have mercy on those who are perpetrating these evils.
As more and more people become aware of this,
Turn their hearts towards you,
The Fountain of life and love.

Give consolation to all who have had abortions,
And give wisdom to our public officials
That they may respond adequately
To the corruption found in the abortion industry.

Grant that we,
The People of Life and the People of Mercy,
May recommit ourselves to building a nation
Without abortion and without the many evils that flow from us.

May we choose life;
May we choose mercy;
May we choose your Kingdom!
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source of the prayer: Father Frank Pavone, President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council (of which Lifewatch is a member) and National Director of Priests for Life.

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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 life."

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