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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 These programs also often rely on outdated gender expectations, emphasizing “modesty” for girls and attributing to boys the role of sexual aggressors.

Source: RCRC's "Reproductive Justice and Sex Education" page, 3/21/17, accessed 3/21/17
 
(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."

Source: Sue Ellen Browder, "She Was a Pro-Abortion Columnist for Cosmo, But Something Made Her Pro-Life," Life News, 1/22/16, accessed 11/22/16 and 3/14/17

(03/07/2017) "Just as we were once used, without our consent, to gratify the sexual desires of others, so we continue to be used, without our consent, to gratify the political goals of others."

Source: Statement from "Ad Hoc Committee of Women Pregnant by Sexual Assault" (WPSA), 6/23/04. . Accessed 3/6/17.

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."

Source: "Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, Passes Away: She Never Had an Abortion and Became Pro-Life," by Steven Ertelt,2/18/17, accessed 2/20/17

(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)."

Source: "Americans Support Supreme Court Ruling to Restrict Abortion, Oppose Taxpayer Funding," K of C - Marist poll conducted December 12-19, 2016, accessed 1/26/17

(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.

Source: "America's Science-Denying, Antiquated Abortion Law," by Ardee Coolidge, 1/19/17, accessed 1/24/17

(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 evidence.'"

Source: "REVEALED: The most pro-life and most pro-abortion U.S. states. Where does your state rank?" by Fr. Mark Hodges, 1/10/17.  Accessed 1/17/17.
(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."

Source: Press Release, "The Select Investigative Panel Releases Final Report," US Congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn (TN), chairman., 1/4/17, acessed 1/8/17

(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.

Source: Lifewatch/TUMAS

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March 2017 Newsletter

THE CHURCH IS GOD’S, NOT OURS:
AN OPEN LETTER FOR MAINTAINING THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
IN A CHAOTIC TIME


 - Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth
 Editor and President, Lifewatch

Help us witness for the Gospel of Life!

LifeNews.com: United Methodist Church Praised for Finally Leaving Coalition of Pro-Abortion Religious Groups
Opinion - REV. PAUL T. STALLSWORTH |JUN 6, 2016, 6:20PM, WASHINGTON, DC|
Who's More Pro-Choice:
Europe or America?

LWPU

The 2016 UMC General Conference

begins at 4:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, May 10, and runs through Friday, May 20.

 

Link to live video stream

from 2016 General Conference: 

UMC GC 2016

PRAYER:

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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