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Despite yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the case of "Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt", there is good news.   "When they filed a lawsuit against the Texas law, the abortion businesses behind the suit and Planned Parenthood did not challenge the law’s prohibition on abortions that take place at 20 weeks or later, a provision based on evidence that demonstrates the baby can feel pain at that stage. The good news is that that abortion ban, despite today’s Supreme Court ruling, still stands."

Source: "Despite Supreme Court Decision, Texas Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Still Intact," 6/27/16, accessed 6/28/16

(06/22/16) "By the fifth month of pregnancy, the baby may jump/startle in response to a loud noise."

Source: "Making an Informed Decision About Your Pregnancy" brochure. Published by Frontlines Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI. 1994

(06/15/16) As of today (June 14, 2016), the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) and United Methodist Women (UMW) are both still listed as coalition members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, despite the May 19 General Conference vote requiring both organizations to withdraw their membership from RCRC.

Source: RCRC website, accessed 6/14/16

Action Note:
"To voice your concern, please contact Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, GBCS General Secretary, shenrycrowe@umc-gbcs.org and Harriett Olson, Executive Head for UMW HOlson@unitedmethodistwomen.org

(06/08/16) “I did have some secret abortions myself, which I repented from when I was born again in 1983.... I drank the abortion Kool-Aid temporarily because I thought it was the answer.”

Source: Alveda King. Taken from article published 6/6/2016, accessed 6/7/16

(06/01/16) "A hospital in Rzeszów, Poland has stopped doing abortions after its doctors signed a clause that allows them to opt out because of conscience. .... In the U.S. regarding doctors and abortions, the Obama Administration looks like it’s on a mission to trample religious and conscience protections and force as many people as it can to promote and pay for abortions."

Source: "Hospital Stops Abortions After Every Single Doctor Signs Pledge Refusing to Do Them," by Steven Ertelt, 5/31/16. .    Accessed 6/1/16.   Note: Attempts by the Obama administration to promote and require abortions through Obamacare mandates are also reported in this article.

(05/24/16) On May 19, 2016 - by a vote of 425 for and 268 against - the United Methodist General Conference voted that two United Methodist entities (General Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Women) withdraw immediately from membership in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).

Source: "General Conference votes to withdraw from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice," by Jessica Brodie, 5/19/16, accessed 5/24/16

(05/20/16) Portland, OR—United Methodists have voted to require church boards and agencies to withdraw immediately from an organization that advocates for abortion on demand.

Source:
United Methodists Quit Abortion Coalition | Anglican Ink 2016 © ANGLICAN.INK, accessed 05/20/16

(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.

Source: Lifewatch/TUMAS

(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."

Source: "The State of Abortion In the United States: January 2016," National Right to Life, accessed 4/25/16

(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."

Source: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "Clinton to Canada: Abortion Access Must be Included in G8 Initiative,"  Center for Reproductive Rights, 4/7/10, acessed 4/19/16

(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 Communications."

Source: Wikipedia, accessed 4/19/16

(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 rights.

Source: United Methodist Hillary Clinton on "Face the Nation," April 3,2016, accessed 4/4/16

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June 2016 Newsletter

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LifeNews.com: United Methodist Church Praised for Finally Leaving Coalition of Pro-Abortion Religious Groups
Opinion - REV. PAUL T. STALLSWORTH |JUN 6, 2016, 6:20PM, WASHINGTON, DC|
Who's More Pro-Choice:
Europe or America?

LWPU

The 2016 UMC General Conference

begins at 4:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 10, and runs through Friday, May 20.

 

Link to live video stream

from 2016 General Conference: 

UMC GC 2016

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.

Our Mission:

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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