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(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is so outdated that only five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.
(12/20/16) "At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in
the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home
and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the
baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy
Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: 'Blessed are you among
women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so
favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon
as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my
womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what
the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!'"
Source: Luke 1:39-45 (NIV)
(12/13/16) "Your little one's heart has been beating furiously
for weeks, but it's only just become loud enough to hear. A
fetus's heart beats twice as fast as yours, anywhere between 120
to 140 beats per minute. The heart has become a proper
four-chambered structure over the past month, although some of
the dividing walls won't be complete until after birth."
(12/06/16) "...LeRoy Carhart will no longer be conducting
abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS), an
abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland, that has until now
provided abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
According to local sources, Carhart’s last abortions in Maryland
took place during the week of October 30, 2016. He returned to
GRHS on November 8, but stayed only a few hours, sending several
very late-term patients home without abortions. He left later in
the afternoon and never returned."
(11/29/16) "A new poll indicates that a strong majority of
Americans support legislation to protect unborn babies from
abortions after 20 weeks when scientific evidence indicates they
can feel pain. ... 64 percent of voters support the Pain Capable
Unborn Child Protection Act, according to the poll from the
Polling Company Inc./WomenTrend. Support was even stronger among
women and Millennials: 67 percent of women and 78 percent of
young voters said they would support the legislation. In
addition, 70 percent of blacks and 57 percent of Hispanic voters
said they would support the 20-week abortion limit...."
(11/22/16) "I believe God has blessed America through the years.
I also believe with Thomas Jefferson’s view, when he said in
another context, 'I tremble for my country when I reflect that
God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.' How can God
continue to bless us when we have now killed up to 60 million of
preborn children since Roe v. Wade?"
(11/15/16) “The 18-hour ultrasound requirement gives women more
information about their health and pregnancy before they have an
abortion.... Planned Parenthood should support the ideal that
women have increased information. What is Planned Parenthood so
2016 Democratic Party Platform: "Democrats are
committed to protecting and advancing reproductive health,
rights, and justice. We believe unequivocally, like the majority
of Americans, that every woman should have access to quality
reproductive health care services, including safe and legal
abortion — regardless of where she lives, how much money she
makes, or how she is insured. We believe that reproductive
health is core to women’s, men’s, and young people’s health and
wellbeing. We will continue to stand up to Republican efforts to
defund Planned Parenthood health centers, which provide critical
health services to millions of people. We will continue to
oppose — and seek to overturn — federal and state laws and
policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion, including by
repealing the Hyde Amendment. We condemn and will combat any
acts of violence, harassment, and intimidation of reproductive
health providers, patients, and staff. We will defend the ACA,
which extends affordable preventive health care to women,
including no-cost contraception, and prohibits discrimination in
health care based on gender
Republican Party Platform 2016:"The
Constitution’s guarantee that no one can “be deprived of life,
liberty or property” deliberately echoes the Declaration of
Independence’s proclamation that “all” are “endowed by their
Creator” with the inalienable right to life. Accordingly, we
assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn
child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.
We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and
legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s
protections apply to children before birth. We oppose the use of
public funds to perform or promote abortion or to fund
organizations, like Planned Parenthood, so long as they provide
or refer for elective abortions or sell fetal body parts rather
than provide healthcare. We urge all states and Congress to make
it a crime to acquire, transfer, or sell fetal tissues from
elective abortions for research, and we call on Congress to
enact a ban on any sale of fetal body parts. In the meantime, we
call on Congress to ban the practice of misleading women on
so-called fetal harvesting consent forms, a fact revealed by a
2015 investigation. We will not fund or subsidize healthcare
that includes abortion coverage. ...."
(10/26/16) "As a nurse, I want to be absolutely clear: If a
mother’s life is in danger at any time after 24 weeks, let alone
in the 9th month, the infant can be delivered via c-section to
save the mother. The infant is given a chance at life. It does
not need to be killed to save the mother. Never in the 9th month
would that ever be a thought for most healthcare professionals.
That’s not healthcare. That’s murder."
(10/19/16) "Since its inception, Planned Parenthood has been
directly responsible for the deaths of nearly seven million
unborn children. It was founded upon Margaret Sanger’s
reprehensible belief that the human race could somehow be
'improved' by ridding the world of less fortunate minorities.
Never heard that? The media don’t report it."
(10/12/16) “What I can’t understand is with Hillary Clinton, and
now Senator Kaine at her side, is to support a practice like
partial-birth abortion. And to hold to the view, and I know
Senator Kaine, you hold pro-life views personally, but the very
idea that a child that is almost born into the world could still
have their life taken from them is just anathema to me. And I
can't conscience about a party that supports that or that, I
know that you've historically opposed taxpayer funding of
abortion, but Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the long-standing
provision in the law where we said we wouldn't use tax-payer
dollars to fund abortion. .... It all for me begins with
cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value of every human
(10/05/16) "The International Planned Parenthood Federation
cautions activists to avoid the 'p' word. It’s not a person
until it’s born or, as Senator Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) once
suggested, until you bring it home from the hospital. Until
then, it’s a fetus or uterine 'contents.' Planned Parenthood
advises that activists not say 'abort a child,' preferring
'terminate a pregnancy' or some such."
(08/30/16) “'Marriage has historic, religious and moral content
that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage
is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman,'
said [Hillary] Clinton in White Plains, New York on the 2000
campaign trail. .... This all dramatically changed on March 18,
2013, when ... she came out for same-sex 'marriage.' 'LGBT
Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our
friends, our loved ones, and they are full and equal citizens
and deserve the rights of citizenship,' said Mrs. Clinton. 'That
includes gay marriage.'"
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