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(10/10/2017) "In normal conception, a sex
cell of the father, a sperm, unites with a
sex cell of the mother, an ovum. Within the
chromosomes of these sex cells are the DNA
molecules which constitute the information
that guides the development of the new
individual brought into being when the sperm
and ovum fuse. When fertilization occurs,
the 23 chromosomes of the sperm unite with
the 23 chromosomes of the ovum. At the end
of this process there is produced an
entirely new and distinct organism,
originally a single cell. This organism, the
human embryo, begins to grow by the normal
process of cell division - it divides into 2
cells, then 4, 8, 16, and so on (the
divisions are not simultaneous, so there is
a 3-cell stage, and so on). This embryo
gradually develops all of the organs and
organ systems necessary for the full
functioning of a mature human being."
(10/03/2017) "A large majority of the public
holds internally inconsistent views on
abortion. For instance, considering just
three related issues – the legality of
abortion, the morality of abortion, and the
age at which the fetus becomes human – more
than three out of four adults have views
that do not match. One out of seven adults
(14%) emerged as consistently pro-abortion
while only 8% were consistently pro-life."
(09/26/2017) "The conventional wisdom is
that lesbians and gay men don't have to
worry about facing an unexpected pregnancy.
Or do they? .... Erin Wilkins, with Family
Tree Clinic, a community sexual health
clinic in St. Paul, Minn., said 'Unintended
pregnancy is huge in the LGBT youth world.'
Studies show that self-identified gay,
lesbian and bisexual teens are two to seven
times more likely to experience an
unexpected pregnancy than heterosexual
teens. This is true with both females and
(09/19/2017) "No doubt about it. We United
Methodists have a very hard time doing the
hard thing: standing up for Jesus Christ,
His Church, and His Church's faith when that
is not going to be popular. .... Some would
say [we] simply do not want to hurt
anybody's feelings or that we do not want to
offend anybody; therefore, we opt to avoid
talking about hot topics. That is simply
admitting that we United Methodists are
caving in to the political correctness that
is committed to non-offensiveness.... That
is just another way of saying we simply lack
the courage necessary to stand up for the
(09/05/2017) EXTRA! "Kentucky United Methodist preacher [Rev. Millie Horning Peters] believes religious leaders should be more involved in promoting abortions and helping women get them, not less. .... In her various roles with state pro-abortion groups, Peters has discouraged women from visiting pro-life pregnancy centers, spoken at pro-abortion rallies, testified in support of pro-abortion legislation and run booths at the state fair.... .... 'It's time for the religious left to rise up,' Peters said of the current situation in Kentucky."
(09/05/2017) "Newcomers to the pro-life camp may not be aware that even our benighted opposition ruefully conceded that the debate over partial-birth abortions changed the trajectory of the abortion debate. .... The genius of partial-birth abortion is that the description cut through the gauzy euphemisms. .... In fact, dismemberment abortions are every bit as brutal as partial-birth abortions. This 'technique' tears and pulverizes living unborn human beings, rips heads and legs off of tiny torsos as the defenseless child bleeds to death."
(08/29/2017) "'They gave me a valium before I even signed the consent form.... They just ran me through like I was a number. No counseling, no nothing. They just kept pushing all of us through to the next station until we were done and they sent us home. It was awful .... I don't think I could ever do it again.'"
(08/22/2017) Did you know? In June the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society endorsed a letter asking the United States Senate to continue funding Planned Parenthood and abortion! An article by Lifewatch board member, John Lomperis, provides many details.
(08/15/2017) "As one of God’s microphones, I’m often required to say what people don’t want to hear. Abortion is racism, in that abortion takes away the civil rights and lives of our weakest and most vulnerable members of the human race, unborn babies."
(08/01/2017) "… the religious ideal of a traditional marriage between a man and a woman, consisting of lifelong fidelity and the raising of children, is no longer recognized as worth pursuing by many in our society. And as the militant left celebrates perversity and the decline of the nuclear family, the foundation of our society is crumbling all around us. Although same-sex "marriage" was the militant left's crowning and most damaging achievement, the dismantling of our nation's Judeo-Christian foundation has always been their long-term goal. Fortunately, for true believers, there will always be hope for personal, if not societal redemption. Although much of what the militant left has to offer appeals to the base instincts of many, we know that we are all made in the image and likeness of God, and we all still have a spiritual nature. Therefore, we are all called to higher and nobler aspirations.”
(07/25/2017) A heated debate took place during a BBC News segment when the subject of access to “birth control” (mainly abortion) was brought up. One one side you have a proponent of abortion - BBC News anchor Babita Sharma - a woman of Indian descent in the UK. On the other side you have an opponent of abortion - Pro-Life Advocate Obianuju Ekeocha - a Nigerian woman currently living in the UK. It was … interesting (to say the least) to witness an Indian woman who was most likely born and raised in the United Kingdom attempt to tell an African woman born and raised in Nigeria what the best thing for women in Africa would be.
(07/11/2017) "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 sex of the embryo is determined genetically. Genetic sex is established. The difference between a male and a female is determined genetically at the time of conception."
Source: "Science Sheds Light on Unborn Human Life," by John F. Cogan, accessed 7/11/17
(07/04/2017) "Happy Independence Day! As Americans celebrate our independence today, it is important for all people everywhere to remember - it is Jesus Christ who brings true freedom. "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
Source: John 8:36 (NIV)
(06/27/2017) "The Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees the right of women to vote, was famously known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. She passionately wrote pro-life speeches, explaining the treachery of abortion and postnatal infanticide. In one of her most acclaimed speeches, she implored her audience with these powerful words: 'Guilty? Yes, no matter what the motive, love of ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed. It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; but oh! thrice guilty is he who, for selfish gratification, heedless of her prayers, indifferent to her fate, drove her to the desperation which impels her to the crime.'”
(06/20/2017) "When push comes to shove, ... moviegoers see more pro-choice messages in films than they do pro-life messages, according to a poll made public for the first time Friday. The scientific poll, conducted by Barna Group, indicates that, when abortion is presented onscreen, 29 percent of Americans think Hollywood is favoring the pro-choice position, while 25 percent say it is favoring the pro-life position. Only 14 percent say no agenda is pushed, while 18 percent don’t recall seeing a movie in which the topic was even discussed. .... ...[T]he Barna movie poll ... was commissioned by the filmmakers behind Because of Gracia, an independent title planned for a theatrical release in September. The film stars former American Idol contestant Moriah Peters as a high school student ridiculed for her commitment to save sex until marriage. Because of Gracia includes a parallel story of abortion — hence the filmmakers were curious to poll American moviegoers on the topic ...."
(06/13/2017) Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross "has been sharing her own abortion story in media interviews recently.... In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s “Now” show, the track athlete said many of her fellow athletes also have had abortions. 'The truth is it’s an issue that’s not really talked about, especially in sports, and a lot of young women have experienced this.... 'I literally don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion – and that’s sad. So, for me, I’m hoping that this will open up some discussions, to helping especially a lot of young women who were in my situation not experience what I did,' she said."
(06/06/2017) "I believe that God’s love and God’s law, the Bible and the Tradition, as well as moral law and natural law, challenge the Church and the society to protect the unborn child and mother. This is the Church’s truth about life. My challenge is to propose to you the truth about life — not impose this truth on you. To propose is to offer the truth about life to you, and then allow God to apply it to your hearts and minds. To impose this truth on you is to crush your conscience and perhaps your spirit. That is not my intent. My aim is to propose the truth about life to you."
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."
THESE ANNUAL EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON JANUARY 22, 2014 (WEDS.) AT THE UNITED METHODIST BUILDING, 100 MARYLAND AVENUE NE, WASHINGTON, DC
9:30 a.m. LIFEWATCH SERVICE OF WORSHIP WITH BISHOP KENNETH H. CARTER, JR. (FL AREA) PREACHING
3:00 p.m. LIFEWATCH BOARD MEETING