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(11/17/15) "A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) ... found that premature babies are surviving earlier outside of the womb -- specifically, at just 22 weeks. Furthermore, it was discovered that some of these children, with proper medical treatment, can go on to survive and live completely healthy lives."

Source: "Babies can live outside the womb as early as 22 weeks, science shows" by Jennifer Lilley, 6/26/15, accessed 11/17/15

(11/10/15) "The Planned Parenthood facility where abortion center manager-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson worked is now a functioning pro-life pregnancy center. Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley purchased the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood building last year after the abortion center closed. The pro-life organization remodeled the facility and opened in September, according to the Christian News Network."

Source: "Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Re-Opens as a Pro-Life Pregnancy Center," by Micaiah Bilger, 11/9/15, accessed 11/10/15

(11/03/15) "Faith groups are speaking out about their support for Planned Parenthood.... .... Rev. Harry Knox, the head of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and one of the signers of the letter, .... blasted both the intent and tactics of the Center for Medical Progress, the group responsible for making the inflammatory videos geared towards defaming Planned Parenthood. 'As a Christian, I believe that God trusts and empowers each of us to make the decisions that are best for ourselves and our families,' Knox wrote in an email."

Source: "Faith Leaders: 'A World Without Planned Parenthood Would Be Disastrous,'" by Jack Jenkins, 8/14/15, accessed 11/3/15

Note: The article includes a link to the letter these organizations sent to US Senators in August.
(10/27/15) "At 19 weeks gestation, baby Branson died as the result of a twisted umbilical cord. In September, his mother Haleigh shared photos of Branson’s hands on Facebook because the thought of her son was weighing heavily on her. '[…] it completely amazes me how perfectly formed and how absolutely beautiful this child was,' she wrote. 'I am so blessed to have gotten to hold him and tell him how much I loved and adored him. In a way, it was closure for me that I got to console him. I wanted to make sure that even though, I would never get to hear him cry, change his poopy diapers, or stumble out of bed at 3 am to make him a bottle, that he knew he would always be my baby and hold a special place in my heart.'"

Source:"Baby Branson miscarried at 19 weeks. Now his mom has released these stunning photos," by Nancy Flanders, 10/26/15, accessed 10/27/15

(10/20/2015) "By 9 weeks after conception, all the structures necessary for pain sensation are functioning; the unborn baby feels pain for the first time."

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

(10/13/2015) “IPSCs [induced pluripotent stem cells], discovered by Shinya Yamaka’s group at Kyoto University in 2006, are embryonic-like stem cells produced by artificially reprogramming ordinary adult cells in the laboratory. …. The IPSC approach is ... ethically neutral. The big pharmaceutical corporations and the biotechnology sector, which had been shying away from large investment in conventional embryonic stem cell therapy research because of slow progress, are now starting to invest in this new IPSC approach.

Source: “Stem-cell research gets new horizon,” by William Reville, 5/5/11, accessed 10/13/15

(10/06/2015) “It is [Cecile] Richards and her fellow pro-abortionists who are obsessed -- obsessed with maximizing the killing of babies for profit yet representing themselves as a philanthropic organization dedicated to women's health. At least one former official of Planned Parenthood claims that it provided bonuses to employees for "selling" a certain number of abortions. And our society looks down on barbaric ancient cultures for practicing child sacrifice?”

Source: "Planned Parenthood Can't Handle the Truth," by David Limbaugh, 10/2/15, accessed 10/3/15

(09/29/2015) "During the 2014 state legislative session, lawmakers introduced 335 provisions aimed at restricting access to abortion. By the end of the year, 15 states had enacted 26 new abortion restrictions. Including these new provisions, states have adopted 231 new abortion restrictions since the 2010 midterm elections swept abortion opponents into power in state capitals across the country. .... Major action in 2014 includes bans on abortions performed after a certain gestational age or for purposes of sex selection, buffer zones around abortion facilities, abortion counseling and waiting period requirements, restrictions on medication abortion, restrictions on minors’ access to abortion services, targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) and restrictions on public and private insurance coverage for abortion. See the full analysis for more details."

Source: "In Just the Last Four Years, States Have Enacted 231 Abortion Restrictions," Alan Guttmacher Institute's "News in Context" report dated 1/5/15.  . Accessed 9/29/15.

NOTE: Presented from a "pro-choice" perspective and vocabulary, the information presented in this report is good news for pro-life people and organizations! Charts and graphs are also included.

(09/23/2015) Petitions and resolutions are now being accepted to be considered by the 2016 General Conference. Instructions and deadlines are available HERE. Anyone willing to submit a petition for Lifewatch should contact our office.

Source: "Instructions for Petitions to the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church." accessed 9/21/15


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December 2015 Newsletter
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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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