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(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."

Source: "Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade Never Had An Abortion, Her Daughter is 48," by Casey Mattox, 1/15/18, accessed 1/16/18

(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!

Source: 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 marriage.”

Source: "The Unraveling of the Sexual Revolution," by Sean McDowell, 12/19/17, accessed 1/3/18

(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.

Source: "He Had a Tumor Larger Than His Head and Doctors Advised Abortion, Six Years Later He’s Doing Great", by Micaiah Bilger, accessed 12/27/2017

(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."

Source: "The Wrong of Abortion," by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George, accessed 11/30/17

(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 biggest beneficiaries."

Source: "Sow The Free Love Wind, Reap the Sexual Debasement Whirlwind: The bitter fruit of a destructive generation," by Bruce Thornton, 11/30/17, accessed 11/30/17

(11/28/2017) The 2018 Annual Lifewatch Service of Worship and Board Meeting will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. The worship service, featuring Rev. Dr. David F. Watson, Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, will be held in the Chapel of the United Methodist Building (100 Maryland Avenue, NE) at 9:30 am. Following the noon March for Life, our annual board meeting begins at 3:00 pm in a conference room in the UM Building. We invite you to organize a group and join us for worship and work for the Gospel of Life.

Source: Lifewatch/Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality

(11/21/2017) "... baby girl Stensrud's case is such an important one to discuss. Not as a 'gotcha!' to all pro-choice advocates. But simply as a difficult moral question that bears examining. Because 21 weeks four days - the gestational age of baby girl Stensrud - is within the legal limit for abortion in some states. So if, at birth, baby girl Stensrud was a human being whose survival was hoped for and prayed for, and medically intervened for, then shouldn't any baby of that gestational age be a human being as well? Can a person only be a person when you want him to be?"

Source: "'Most Premature Baby' Ever Born Is Now Thriving. Shouldn't This Raise Questions About Abortion?' by Faith Moore, 11/16/17, accessed 11/20/17

(11/14/2017) "[A] pro-life lawsuit against a California statute that requires pregnancy centers to promote abortions is heading to the nation's highest court. The California law ["Reproductive FACT Act, AB775"], upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in October, forces pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortions. Tom Glessner, president and CEO of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, said his group was appealing the case to the Supreme Court, arguing that the law violates both free speech and religious freedom."

Source: "Battle to Stop California Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions Heads to Supreme Court," by Steven Ertelt, 11/13/17, accessed 11/14/17

(11/07/2017) "All 50 states have/ safe haven laws to protect newborn babies from abandonment and infanticide. Save haven laws allow mothers in crisis to leave their newborns in a safe environment, such as a hospital or fire station, without questions or repercussions. .... If you or someone you know would like more information about relinquishing a newborn child, please call 1-866-99BABY1 or go to"

Source: "Newborn Baby Girl Found in Dumpster With Umbilical Cord Still Attached," by Micaiah Bilger, 10/30/17, accessed 10/31/17

(10/31/2017) "... I refuse to be poisoned by bitterness - that's no way to live.... Through my Catholic faith I have learnt to forgive. It doesn't make what happened okay, but it releases you from the pain. We are all human and we all make mistakes."

Source: Melissa Ohden, as told to Micaiah Bilger, "Woman Who Survived an Abortion at 8 Months Finds Her Birthmother," 10/12/17, accessed 10/13/17 and 10/31/17

(10/24/2017) ""Abortion-rights supporters often point out that laws requiring parental consent for abortions can mean that embarrassed teenagers won't get the services they need. And it's true that many girls did resort to unsafe abortions when it wasn't legal. But without parental consent, men can get girls pregnant and then pressure them to have abortions without anyone who cares about them finding out."

Source: "Easy abortion is a winner for sleazy men," by Naomi Schaefer Riley,  , 10/6/17, accessed 10/8/17 and 10/23/17

(10/17/2017) "The early church was decidedly, vocally, and courageously pro-life and opposed to abortion. One of the earliest documents of Christianity after the New Testament is the Didache, dated to around AD 80-120. The teaching describes two ways: the way of life and the way of death. The way of life demands that Christians 'shall not murder a child by abortion nor commit infanticide.' Both abortion and infanticide were common in the Roman Empire. Christians were forbidden to murder any child, born or unborn."

Source: "The Real Story of Christianity and Abortion," by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Sept 2017, accessed 10/2/17 and 10/17/17

(10/10/2017) "In normal conception, a sex cell of the father, a sperm, unites with a sex cell of the mother, an ovum. Within the chromosomes of these sex cells are the DNA molecules which constitute the information that guides the development of the new individual brought into being when the sperm and ovum fuse. When fertilization occurs, the 23 chromosomes of the sperm unite with the 23 chromosomes of the ovum. At the end of this process there is produced an entirely new and distinct organism, originally a single cell. This organism, the human embryo, begins to grow by the normal process of cell division - it divides into 2 cells, then 4, 8, 16, and so on (the divisions are not simultaneous, so there is a 3-cell stage, and so on). This embryo gradually develops all of the organs and organ systems necessary for the full functioning of a mature human being."

Source: "The Wrong of Abortion," by Patrick Lee and Robert P. George, accessed 10/10/17

(10/03/2017) "A large majority of the public holds internally inconsistent views on abortion. For instance, considering just three related issues – the legality of abortion, the morality of abortion, and the age at which the fetus becomes human – more than three out of four adults have views that do not match. One out of seven adults (14%) emerged as consistently pro-abortion while only 8% were consistently pro-life."

Source: "Americans Confused About Abortion,", accessed 9/27/17

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December 2017 Newsletter
Sustaining a Voice of Unity and Truth
 in the United Methodist Church

Responses to
"A Disunited Methodist Church"

A Disunited Methodist Church"
by Paul T. Stallsworth


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

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Former abortion workers from the organization, And Then There Were None, share the truth about the abortion industry. United Methodist Church Praised for Finally Leaving Coalition of Pro-Abortion Religious Groups
Who's More Pro-Choice:
Europe or America?


The 2016 UMC General Conference

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

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from 2016 General Conference: 

UMC GC 2016


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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