(02/08/18) Although a slim majority of
Americans (51%) describe themselves as
pro-choice, 56% of Americans believe
abortion is morally wrong, and 76% want
significant restrictions on abortion. More
than six in ten Americans support a ban on
abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and
52% of respondents - including 25% of those
who consider themselves pro-choice - say
having an abortion is more likely to cause
harm to a woman than it is to do her good
(01/30/18) "The prolife movement is rooted
in equality, rooted in Love, rooted in Hope.
Despite the caricatures that #fakenews media
tries to make of us, we are the ones who
fight for human dignity and true equality.
We are the ones who care for mother and
child (free of charge) in a network of over
3,000 compassionate pregnancy resource
centers nationwide (here,
here), in over 450
maternity homes, in fatherhood mentoring
Project D.A.D., and family support
ministries like Catholic Charities and the
(01/23/18) On day 1 of a woman’s pregnancy,
the fertilized egg contains the plans for
every detail of human development, including
the child’s sex, hair and eye color, and
Source: “Making an
Informed Decision About Your Pregnancy”
brochure. published by Frontlines
Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI. 1994
(01/16/18) "There is a 48-year-old woman,
born in Texas, who should be dead right now.
In fact, she should have never been born.
Forty-three years ago, the Supreme Court
decided that the Texas law that prevented
Jan Roe from ending the life of her unborn
daughter was unconstitutional. But by the
time the Supreme Court issued its decision
in 1973, she
had already been born and adopted by a
family—likely not knowing that all that ink
spilled in Roe v. Wade was about her."
(01/09/18) The ANNUAL LIFEWATCH
WORSHIP SERVICE will be held at
9:30 am on Friday, January 19, 2018
at the United Methodist Building,
100 Maryland Avenue in Washington, DC.
(As you face the US Supreme Court, the UM
Building stands directly to the left.) The
Rev. Dr. David F. Watson, professor of New
Testament and Vice President for Academic
Affairs and Academic Dean at United
Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, will
give the sermon. Later the same day,
following the March for Life, please join us
again at 3:00 pm in the UM Building for our
Lifewatch Board meeting.
All are invited to attend. We hope
to see you there!
Lifewatch/TUMAS. For questions, please call
our office, 636-294-2344.
(01/03/18) “True freedom is not found
through sexual “liberation,” but through
healthy boundaries. True freedom is found
through recognizing human dignity. True
freedom is found in living according to our
design. As countercultural as it is, true
freedom can only be found through embracing
the biblical view of relationships, sex, and
(12/27/2017) When Kaito Kryvenchuk’s parents
learned that he probably was going to die,
they could have given up all hope and took
their doctors’ advice to abort him. Instead,
the Canadian family decided that their
unborn son deserved a chance at life – even
a one in 50,000 chance.
(12/19/2017) "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. He was with God in the beginning. ....
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling
among us. We have seen his glory, the glory
of the One and Only, who came from the
Father, full of grace and truth."
Source: John 1:1-2, 14 (NIV)
(12/12/2017) "The human embryo ... possesses
from the beginning the internal resources
and active disposition to develop himself or
herself to full maturity; all he or she
needs is a suitable environment and
nutrition. The direction of his or her
growth is not extrinsically determined, but
the embryo is internally directing his or
her growth toward full maturity. .... an
embryo (and fetus) is a human being at a
certain (early) stage of development - the
embryonic (or fetal) stage. In abortion,
what is killed is a human being, a whole
living member of the species homo sapiens,
the same kind of entity as you or I, only at
an earlier stage of development."
(12/05/2017) "The consequences of this
casting aside of traditional morality and
embracing the 'liberation of the instincts'
have by now become obvious: Children raised
without fathers, the dismantling of the
family, venereal plagues, high rates of
divorce, the sexual precocity of teenaged
minors, millions of abortions and their
psychological trauma, the humiliation and
dishonor that comes from being used as a
thing for another's pleasure, and all the
wider social dysfunctions that have
followed. And women have borne the brunt of
these changes. No amount of pop-theorizing
or feminist bluster has erased the natural
differences between the sexes. And men, by
nature sexually predatory, have been the
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