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(07/08/2014) "Fifty-five million dead children notwithstanding, forty years of legalized abortion-on-demand have done nothing else if not objectify women. That objectification has now been so fully ingrained into our popular culture that a sitting American president successfully campaigned for reelection asking women to vote with “their lady parts.” "

Source: "Abortion is Sexism at Its Worst, Does Nothing for Women," by Raimundo Rojas, 11/19/12, Accessed 7/8/14

(07/01/2014) Two recent United States Supreme Court decisions affirmed free speech and religious liberty rights for all Americans. On June 26 in McCullen v. Coakley, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law restricting free speech within 35 feet of an abortion clinic; and on June 30, the USSC upheld Hobby Lobby's right to refuse to fund some abortifacients as part of the health-care insurance they provide their employees based on their religious beliefs.
Sources:

"Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Massachusetts abortion buffer zone law" by Ben Johnson. Written 6/26/14, and accessed 7/1/14

Hobby Lobby ruling: Why Supreme Court got it right by Dr. Robert Jeffress, Written 6//30/14, and accessed 7/1/14

(06/24/2014) "Kyrie and Brielle Jackson were born on October 17, 1995, a full 12 weeks ahead of their due date. …. On November 12, tiny Brielle went into critical condition. …. Nurse Gayle Kasparian, after exhausting all the conventional remedies … placed the twins in the same bed. No sooner had she closed the incubator door, Brielle snuggled up to Kyrie and began to calm down. Within minutes, her blood-oxygen readings improved. As she dozed, Kyrie wrapped her left arm around her smaller sister. Brielle’s heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. …. Today, they’re all grown up."

Source: "Their 'Rescuing Hug' Stunned the World, Now the Twins Are All Grown Up," by Steven Ertelt, 6/20/14, Accessed 6/24/14

(06/17/2014) "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 sperm has 23 chromosomes and so does the ovum, but the zygote has 46 chromosomes. Although half of its chromosomes come from each parent, the zygote is genetically different than either of them, and is, in fact, genetically unique. The sex of the embryo is determined genetically."

Source: “Science Sheds Light on Unborn Human Life,” by John F. Cogan, Appendix 1. c.2002. www.sfuhl.org. Accessed 6/17/14.

(06/10/2014) "Valerie Gatto was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2014 in December of last year. She has made a central platform in her competition the need to provide greater support for victims of sexual assault. Gatto has revealed that her mother was raped at knife-point when she was 19 years old. …. While her mother originally intended to give Valerie up for adoption, she then decided to set aside her plans for law school and raise her daughter."

Source: "Pro-Life Miss USA Contestant Was Conceived in Brutal Rape, Glad She Wasn't Aborted," by Joe Ortwerth, 6/6/14, Accessed 6/9/14

(06/03/2014) "It is morally and ethically wrong to do abortions without acknowledging what it means to do them. I performed abortions, I have had an abortion and I am in favor of women having abortions when we choose to do so. But we should never disregard the fact that being pregnant means there is a baby growing inside of a woman, a baby whose life is ended. We ought not to pretend this is not happening."

Source: British abortionist Judith Arcana, as quoted in "Abortionists Agree - Abortion is Killing," by Sarah Terzo. 3/15/13, Accessed 6/3/14

(05/27/2014) "[Maya] Angelou had one son Guy, whose birth was described in her first autobiography, one grandson, and two great-grandchildren. She became pregnant as a teenager and could have sought an illegal abortion but, instead, decided to keep her baby. In an essay that originally appeared in Family Circle magazine, Angelou called that the best decision of her life. That essay [follows in its entirety]."

Source: "Maya Angelou: The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby," by Steven Ertelt, 5/28/14, Accessed 5/29/14

(05/20/2014) Jim Caviezel (the actor who played Christ in "The Passion of the Christ") spoke at a San Diego church and spent a few minutes on abortion. It is a powerful witness!

Source: Jim Caviezel in front of the congregation at Rock Church in San Diego, posted on Facebook today, May 14, 2014 

(05/13/2014) "The average duration of a pregnancy is 280 days, calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period."

Source: A Child is Born, published by Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, New York, NY. c.1966; Eighth Printing 1980, page 75.

(05/06/2014) I’m very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I’m positively against it. I don’t have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life."

Source: Jack Nicholson, "Americans United for Life" Facebook page, 4/27/14. Accessed 4/28/14 and 5/7/14.

(04/22/2014) "Former Secretary of State [and life-long United Methodist] Hillary Clinton, who is expected to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, believes it is a “bedrock truth” that abortion restrictions hamper human progress, and any efforts to improve women’s rights must begin with increased access to contraception and abortion.
Addressing the United Nations for International Women’s Day, Clinton told her audience, 'There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights. That is a bedrock truth.'"

Source: "Hillary Clinton tells UN: No human progress without abortion-on-demand," by Kirsten Andersen, 3/13/14, Accessed 4/11/14

(04/15/2014) "Methodist Health Care Ministries ... is giving money to the nation’s top abortion provider Planned Parenthood. …. According to their website, they donated $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas in 2014."

Source: "United Methodist Church Group Sends $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business," by Carole Novielli, 4/9/14, Accessed 4/10/14

 
(04/08/2014) “…if liberal social policies really led inexorably to fewer unplanned pregnancies and thus fewer abortions, you would expect ‘blue’ regions of the country to have lower teen pregnancy rates and fewer abortions per capita than demographically similar ‘red’ regions. But that isn’t what the data show. Instead, abortion rates are frequently higher in more liberal states, where access is often largely unrestricted, than in more conservative states, which are more likely to have parental consent laws, waiting periods, and so on. ‘Safe, legal and rare’ is a nice slogan, but liberal policies don’t always seem to deliver the ‘rare’ part.”

Source: “Ross Douthat: The ‘safe, legal, rare’ illusion,” by Ross Douthat, 2/21/12,  , accessed 2/22/12 and 4/6/14.

(04/01/2014) Hillary Clinton will speak to UMW Assembly in Louisville, KY on April 26, 2014.

Source: United Methodist News Service (UMNS), 3/6/14, . Accessed 3/25/14.

Note: Hillary Clinton, a life-long United Methodist, received Planned Parenthood's "Margaret Sanger Award" in 2009.

Source: http://www.plannedparenthood.org, Accessed 3/25/14.


(03/25/2014) "Blood vessels start to form very early, about 13-18 days after fertilization. Then, on about the 20th day–nearly the end of the third week–the foundation of the brain, the spinal cord, and the entire nervous system is established."

Source: “Science Sheds Light on Unborn Human Life,” by John F. Cogan. www.sfuhl.org, page 5.


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June 2014 News Letter

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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