(05/03/16) The Lifewatch office will close Friday afternoon, May
6, so we can attend - and report on - the 2016 General
Conference in Portland, Oregon. The office will re-open on
May 23, 2016.
The June issue of the Lifewatch newsletter
will be published late and will include Rev. Stallsworth's
reports and observations from the General Conference. Please
watch for it to be posted online as soon as it is available.
(04/26/16) "Forty-three years after Roe v. Wade, it does not
violate any federal law to kill an unborn human being by
abortion, with the consent of the mother, in any state, at any
moment prior to live birth. However, the use of one specific
method of abortion, partial-birth abortion, has been banned
nationwide under a federal law, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Act (18 U.S.C. §1531), that was enacted in 2003 and upheld by
the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007. Partial-birth abortion, which is
explicitly defined in the law, was a method used in the fifth
month and later (i.e., both before and after “viability”), in
which the baby was partly delivered alive before the skull was
breached and the brain destroyed. Abortion performed with
consent of the mother by any other method, up to the moment of
birth, does not violate any federal law."
(04/20/16) "... if we're talking about maternal health, you
cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And
reproductive health includes contraception and family planning
and access to legal, safe abortion."
(04/19/16) "The General Board of Church and Society is a general
agency of the United Methodist Church. It is one of four
international general program boards of The United Methodist
Church as set out the UMC
Book of Discipline. The General Board has headquarters on
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at the Interchurch
Center in New York City. There are five divisions within the
GBCS: Public Witness and Advocacy, Administration, Ministry of
Resourcing Congregational Life, United Nations Ministry and
(04/12/16) "The child’s sex is determined at the moment of
conception and is determined by the X or Y chromosome
contributed by the father’s sperm. (An X chromosome from the
father produces a girl; a Y chromosome produces a boy.)"
Source: "A Child is Born", published by Delacorte
Press/Seymour Lawrence, New York, NY. c.1966; Eighth Printing
1980, page 37
(04/04/16) “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional
(03/22/16) "Cosmo and abstinence make strange bedfellows. The
magazine, which since the mid-sixties has glorified guilt-free
promiscuity, is the antithesis of the values held by men and
women who save sex for marriage. Nevertheless, Cosmopolitan's
over three million readers got something unexpected last week:
an article on
Cosmo's website featuring three single, dating women who
(03/15/16) "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (“RCRC”)
is a non-profit organization which educates religious leaders
and communities around a range of reproductive health issues.
Issues include access to family planning and contraception,
comprehensive and inclusive sexuality education, and access to
safe and legal abortion services. RCRC is supported primarily
through foundation grants, bequests, donor contributions and the
Combined Federal Campaign."
(03/08/16) A Marist Institute for Public Opinion/Knights of
Columbus survey of 1,686 adults conducted last November and
released in January, 2016, found that "A hefty majority of
Americans - including a majority of those who consider
themselves pro-choice - support 'substantial abortion
restrictions' .... The survey found that 81 percent of Americans
and 66 percent of those who identify as pro-choice would
restrict abortion to - at most - the first three months of
(03/01/16) "By the 7th week of the pregnancy, the embryo begins
to move spontaneously."
Source: "The First Nine
Months" brochure, published by Focus on the Family, Colorado
Springs, CO., c. 1980.
(02/23/16) "According to Wisconsin Right to Life, based on the
numbers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s
2013-2014 Annual Report, 19 out of every 20 pregnant women who
walk through their doors are sold abortion, and abortion
outnumbers adoption referrals by a ratio of 174 to one. Planned
Parenthood’s claim that abortion makes up '3 percent' of its
services is conjured up by parceling out each individual service
it does, from a pregnancy test to a pap smear, even if all of
these services are done at one visit, with one client, which is
a gross manipulation of their numbers."
(02/16/16) "Humanity is endowed by the Creator, not computers.
Freddy was not 'humanized' by the post-production effects, he
was simply portrayed to have a precocious taste for Doritos
chips! .... How cool is it that Freddy can say his acting debut
was in utero?"
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