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(05/24/16) On May 19, 2016 - by a vote of 425 for and 268 against - the United Methodist General Conference voted that two United Methodist entities (General Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Women) withdraw immediately from membership in the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).

Source: "General Conference votes to withdraw from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice," by Jessica Brodie, 5/19/16, accessed 5/24/16

(05/20/16) Portland, OR—United Methodists have voted to require church boards and agencies to withdraw immediately from an organization that advocates for abortion on demand.

United Methodists Quit Abortion Coalition | Anglican Ink 2016 © ANGLICAN.INK, accessed 05/20/16

(05/03/16) The Lifewatch office will close Friday afternoon, May 6, so we can attend - and report on - the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon.
The office will re-open on May 23, 2016.

The June issue of the Lifewatch newsletter will be published late and will include Rev. Stallsworth's reports and observations from the General Conference. Please watch for it to be posted online as soon as it is available.

Source: Lifewatch/TUMAS

(04/26/16) "Forty-three years after Roe v. Wade, it does not violate any federal law to kill an unborn human being by abortion, with the consent of the mother, in any state, at any moment prior to live birth. However, the use of one specific method of abortion, partial-birth abortion, has been banned nationwide under a federal law, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act (18 U.S.C. §1531), that was enacted in 2003 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007. Partial-birth abortion, which is explicitly defined in the law, was a method used in the fifth month and later (i.e., both before and after “viability”), in which the baby was partly delivered alive before the skull was breached and the brain destroyed. Abortion performed with consent of the mother by any other method, up to the moment of birth, does not violate any federal law."

Source: "The State of Abortion In the United States: January 2016," National Right to Life, accessed 4/25/16

(04/20/16) "... if we're talking about maternal health, you cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion."

Source: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "Clinton to Canada: Abortion Access Must be Included in G8 Initiative,"  Center for Reproductive Rights, 4/7/10, acessed 4/19/16

(04/19/16) "The General Board of Church and Society is a general agency of the United Methodist Church. It is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church as set out the UMC Book of Discipline. The General Board has headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and at the Interchurch Center in New York City. There are five divisions within the GBCS: Public Witness and Advocacy, Administration, Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life, United Nations Ministry and Communications."

Source: Wikipedia, accessed 4/19/16

(04/12/16) "The child’s sex is determined at the moment of conception and is determined by the X or Y chromosome contributed by the father’s sperm. (An X chromosome from the father produces a girl; a Y chromosome produces a boy.)"

Source: "A Child is Born", published by Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, New York, NY. c.1966; Eighth Printing 1980, page 37

(04/04/16) “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.

Source: United Methodist Hillary Clinton on "Face the Nation," April 3,2016, accessed 4/4/16

(03/29/16) "As soon as I saw that ultrasound, I realized that I was carrying a human life inside of me.  No matter what, I did not have it in my heart to terminate this human life, regardless of the heinous, barbaric crime that had been perpetrated upon me.  I never associated my unborn baby as being responsible."

"Brutally Raped by a Relative, I Never Considered Abortion. She's Not the Rapist's Baby, She's Mine," by Wendi Lubin, 3/28/16, accessed 3/28/16

(03/22/16) "Cosmo and abstinence make strange bedfellows. The magazine, which since the mid-sixties has glorified guilt-free promiscuity, is the antithesis of the values held by men and women who save sex for marriage. Nevertheless, Cosmopolitan's over three million readers got something unexpected last week: an article on Cosmo's website featuring three single, dating women who practice abstinence."

Source: "Sexually abstinent women featured in Cosmopolitan magazine?" LifeSiteNews, 3/18/16, accessed 3/21/16

(03/15/16) "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (“RCRC”) is a non-profit organization which educates religious leaders and communities around a range of reproductive health issues. Issues include access to family planning and contraception, comprehensive and inclusive sexuality education, and access to safe and legal abortion services. RCRC is supported primarily through foundation grants, bequests, donor contributions and the Combined Federal Campaign."

Source: "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Financial Statements Years Ended December 31, 2014 and 2013," Note 1 on page 8, accessed 3/14/16

(03/08/16) A Marist Institute for Public Opinion/Knights of Columbus survey of 1,686 adults conducted last November and released in January, 2016, found that "A hefty majority of Americans - including a majority of those who consider themselves pro-choice - support 'substantial abortion restrictions' .... The survey found that 81 percent of Americans and 66 percent of those who identify as pro-choice would restrict abortion to - at most - the first three months of pregnancy."

Source: "81% Americans, 66% pro-choice advocates support 'substantial abortion restrictions' says Marist Poll," by Jennifer Harper, 1/19/16, accessed 3/7/16

(03/01/16) "By the 7th week of the pregnancy, the embryo begins to move spontaneously."

Source: "The First Nine Months" brochure, published by Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO., c. 1980.

(02/23/16) "According to Wisconsin Right to Life, based on the numbers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2013-2014 Annual Report, 19 out of every 20 pregnant women who walk through their doors are sold abortion, and abortion outnumbers adoption referrals by a ratio of 174 to one. Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion makes up '3 percent' of its services is conjured up by parceling out each individual service it does, from a pregnancy test to a pap smear, even if all of these services are done at one visit, with one client, which is a gross manipulation of their numbers."  

Source: "Wisconsin Fob. Scott Walker Signs Bills to De-Fund Planned Parenthood, Takes Away $8 Million," by Steven Ertelt, 2/18/16, accessed 2/22/16

(02/16/16) "Humanity is endowed by the Creator, not computers. Freddy was not 'humanized' by the post-production effects, he was simply portrayed to have a precocious taste for Doritos chips! .... How cool is it that Freddy can say his acting debut was in utero?"

Source: "What NARAL missed: Doritos 'Ultrasound' ad features filmmaker's preborn son," by Amanda Read, 2/9/16, accessed 2/16/16


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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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