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(03/21/2017) The following quote from RCRC illustrates the
attitude the pro-life community must deal with on a daily basis:
"Reproductive [justice] also requires us to oppose
teaching abstinence-only-until-marriage in place of
comprehensive sex education. Many abstinence-only-until-marriage
programs, promulgated by religious conservatives, present this
approach as the only moral choice for young people. These
programs also often rely on outdated gender expectations,
emphasizing “modesty” for girls and attributing to boys the role
of sexual aggressors.
(03/14/2017) "The pro-life women's movement is the authentic
women's movement of the 21st century. .... What people don't
realize is that the early feminists were pro-life; the
suffragists who gave women the right to vote were pro-life."
Note: Although this committee met and the report was issued
in 2004, the same problems remain! CE
(02/28/2017) New life [begins] ... at conception. Natural
conception can also be called fertilization. Fertilization
occurs when a sperm and ovum join to form a single cell, full of
life and bearing the unique genetic imprint of a human being who
has never existed before.
Source: Beginning Life, by
Geraldine Lux Flanagan, Houghton Mifflin, 1996, p. 23-23
(02/21/2017) "Norma McCorvey, who was the Jane Roe of the
infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case legalizing virtually
unlimited abortions, passed away [February 18]. McCorvey never
had an abortion and eventually became pro-life and dedicated her
life to overturning the horrible Supreme Court decision that
bared her pseudonym. McCorvey died [Saturday] at an
assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69."
(02/14/2017) " 'A new command I give you: Love one another. As I
have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men
will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.' "
Source: John 13:34-35 (NIV)
(02/07/2017) "Americans overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax
dollars to support abortion in other countries (83 percent).
More than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) also oppose the use
of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States. This
includes almost nine in 10 supporters of President Donald Trump
(87 percent) and nearly four in 10 supporters of his
presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton (39 percent)."
(01/31/2017) "I am pro-choice, but I find that abortion is a
failure of the feminist establishment. With every kind of birth
control available in the world, abortion is not something to be
proud of. If you need an abortion, you've failed."
Source: TAMMY BRUCE, speech at Columbia University, Apr. 6, 2005
(01/24/2017) “… one key aspect of abortion in the United States
is so outdated that only five
other nations ON EARTHagree with our position (and one of
those nations is the forward-thinking paradise of North Korea).
…. The policy of which I am referring is America’s insistence on
allowing elective abortions twenty-weeks post-fertilization.
Science has demonstrated that children
can feel the pain of being aborted at that age and, due to
the wonderful advancements of neo-natal medicine, a child can
survive outside the womb as young as
twenty weeks post-fertilization. Even the liberal Huffington
Post published a poll in 2013 that showed Americans favor a
twenty-week limit on abortion two-to-one.”
(01/17/2017) "2016 was a record-breaking year for
pro-life legislation, with 43 states proposing more than 360
abortion restrictions, including tax funding for women's health
centers that perform abortions, limits on late-term abortions of
viable babies, informed consent and ultrasound requirements,
outlawing abortions on handicapped babies, banning aborted baby
tissue trafficking, and prohibitions on sex-selection or
race-selection abortions. .... The most devastating blow to
pro-life laws in 2016 was the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that
overturned Texas' safety regulations for abortion clinics,
requiring emergency access, and hospital admission privileges.
[AUL Vice President of Legal Affairs Denise] Burke says,
however, that the high court's ruling is not insurmountable.
'When the Supreme Court rejected Texas’ abortion safety
standards, abortion advocates celebrated, but they ignored the
fine print,' she said. 'In fact, the Court found that such laws
could survive a legal challenge if well-supported by medical
(01/10/17) Following the 2015 undercover videos showing Planned
Parenthood employees selling fetal body parts, "The [US] House
Select Investigative Panel has concluded its yearlong
investigation and released its Final Report which can be read in
full here. The
report details many of the disturbing practices the Panel
uncovered in the abortion industry with the selling of fetal
tissue along with information regarding our public hearings,
subpoenas, criminal and regulatory referrals. Also included is
the listing of recommendations for improving access to
appropriate scientific models, including human fetal tissue when
warranted, in order to promote the advancement of science and
the development of novel therapies."
(01/03/17) Because the 2017 Presidential Inauguration (Jan. 20,
2017) overlaps so closely with the annual March for Life date
(Jan 22), the 2017 March for Life has been postponed one week.
The 2017 Lifewatch Worship Service (9:30 am) and
Lifewatch Board meeting (3:00 pm) will all take place on Friday,
January 27, 2017 in the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland
Avenue, NE in Washington, DC. The morning's sermon will
be given by Dr. Steve Rankin, Southern Methodist University
Chaplain and minister. All are invited and welcome to attend
either or both gatherings.
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
THESE ANNUAL EVENTS TOOK
PLACE ON JANUARY 22, 2014 (WEDS.)
THE UNITED METHODIST BUILDING,
100 MARYLAND AVENUE NE,
9:30 a.m. LIFEWATCH SERVICE OF WORSHIP
WITH BISHOP KENNETH H. CARTER, JR.
(FL AREA) PREACHING
3:00 p.m. LIFEWATCH BOARD MEETING