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(06/20/2017) "When push comes to shove, ... moviegoers see more pro-choice messages in films than they do pro-life messages, according to a poll made public for the first time Friday. The scientific poll, conducted by Barna Group, indicates that, when abortion is presented onscreen, 29 percent of Americans think Hollywood is favoring the pro-choice position, while 25 percent say it is favoring the pro-life position. Only 14 percent say no agenda is pushed, while 18 percent don’t recall seeing a movie in which the topic was even discussed. .... ...[T]he Barna movie poll ... was commissioned by the filmmakers behind Because of Gracia, an independent title planned for a theatrical release in September. The film stars former American Idol contestant Moriah Peters as a high school student ridiculed for her commitment to save sex until marriage. Because of Gracia includes a parallel story of abortion — hence the filmmakers were curious to poll American moviegoers on the topic ...."

Source: "American Moviegoers See a Pro-Choice Bias in Hollywood (Poll)," by Paul Bond, 6/17/17, accessed 6/20/17

(06/13/2017) Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross "has been sharing her own abortion story in media interviews recently.... In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s “Now” show, the track athlete said many of her fellow athletes also have had abortions. 'The truth is it’s an issue that’s not really talked about, especially in sports, and a lot of young women have experienced this.... 'I literally don’t know another female track-and-field athlete who hasn’t had an abortion – and that’s sad. So, for me, I’m hoping that this will open up some discussions, to helping especially a lot of young women who were in my situation not experience what I did,' she said."

Source: "Olympic Track Star: 'I Don't Know Another Female Track Athlete Who Hasn't Had an Abortion,'" by Micaiah Bilger, 6/7/17, accessed 6/14/17

(06/06/2017) "I believe that God’s love and God’s law, the Bible and the Tradition, as well as moral law and natural law, challenge the Church and the society to protect the unborn child and mother. This is the Church’s truth about life. My challenge is to propose to you the truth about life — not impose this truth on you. To propose is to offer the truth about life to you, and then allow God to apply it to your hearts and minds. To impose this truth on you is to crush your conscience and perhaps your spirit. That is not my intent. My aim is to propose the truth about life to you."

Source: "How Should a Pastor Discuss Abortion With His Congregation? Here's a Guide," by Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth, 5/30/17, accessed 6/1/17

(05/30/2017) "Adrienne Mansanares, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Chief Experience Officer, ... is honest about why the abortion giant is closing these facilities. She said that in Wyoming, the closing of the facility dealt with their patients going to other providers, including the Community Health Center of Central Wyoming. And about the closings in New Mexico, which fall under her same organization, she said that '[F]unding is one thing that we look at, but we also look at whether our patients will receive excellent care at another provider…'"

Source: "Planned Parenthood Closing Facilities Because Customers are Going Elsewhere," by Kristan Hawkins, 5/20/17, accessed 5/30/17

(05/23/2017) [Last week] "the Trump administration announced the implementation of the new Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy—a significant reiteration and expansion of President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City policy. Announced by Reagan at the United Nations Conference on Population Control in Mexico City in 1984—hence its name—the policy was and is designed to ensure that U.S. taxpayer money is not funneled to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion as a method of family planning. .... The new policy establishes pro-child safeguards—benign, humane conditions—on about $8.8 billion in annual global health assistance funding appropriated to the U.S. Agency for International Development and the departments of State and Defense. This funding includes not only family planning, but other global health assistance such as maternal and child health, malaria, and HIV/AIDs. Also of significance, the new pro-child, pro-woman safeguards do not reduce funding for global health assistance by so much as a dollar."

Source: "Trump's Expansion of Mexico City Policy Is a Major Victory in Protecting Life," by Rep. Chris Smith, 5/17/17, accessed 5/17/17

(05/16/2017) "The Church shall offer ministries to reduce unintended pregnancies. We commit our Church to continue to provide nurturing ministries to those who terminate a pregnancy, to those in the midst of a crisis pregnancy, and to those who give birth."

Source: 2016 Social Principles paragraph on abortion, ¶161.K, accessed 5/16/17

(05/09/2017) "Pro-lifers have to know the statistics, history, and basic biology. It’s just so much easier to be prochoice. They don’t need facts, just emotions. We present context. They present concoctions. As a prolife factivist who was conceived in rape yet adopted and loved, I value both the evidential and the emotional. I appreciate Kojo Nnamdi, the host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, for allowing an actual [30-minute] discussion about Planned Parenthood."

LWSource: "NPR Debate Smackdown: Truth v. 'Prochoice,'" by Ryan Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation, 4/13/17 accessed 5/9/17

(05/02/2017) "Both the upper and lower lips are forming early in the sixth week after conception. Also during the sixth week the eye is obvious, reflecting the fact that retinal pigment is already present. The beginnings of the eyelids and the fingers are also forming during the sixth week, the testes become identifiable at this time and some salivary glands appear. By the sixth to seventh weeks after conception, the heart is contracting forty to eighty times each minute."

Source: “Science Sheds Light on Unborn Human Life,” by John F. Cogan, accessed 5/2/17

(04/25/2017) "New Mexico is one of only nine states (and the District of Columbia) where there are no gestational limits on abortion, which can be legally done throughout all nine months of pregnancy."

Source: "Nine Things You Should Know About Late-Term Abortions," by Cheryl Sullenger, 4/17/1, accessed 4/25/17

Note: According to the link included above, the other states with no gestational limits are Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, and West Virginia. CE

(04/18/2017) "The abortion industry would like the public to believe that babies born alive after abortion attempts rarely occur. However, research shows that the so-called abortion live-birth dilemma has been haunting abortion profiteers since the days of legalization. 'April 1973, Greater Bakersfield Hospital, Bakersfield, Calif.: A 4 1/2-pound infant was born live following a saline abortion (induced by an injection of salt solution) performed by Dr. Xavier Hall Ramirez. Informed by phone, Dr. Ramirez ordered two nurses to discontinue administering oxygen to the baby. His instructions were countermandated by another doctor; the baby survived and later was placed for adoption.'"

Source: "Infants born alive during abortion have haunted abortion profiteers since legalization," by Carole Novielli, 4/1/17, accessed 4/13/17

(04/11/2017) "... [Jesus] said to them, 'The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life.'"   "[Jesus] told them, 'This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.'"

Sources: Matt.17:22-23; Luke 24:46-46. NIV


(04/04/2017) "... supporters of Planned Parenthood have complained that a vote to defund Planned Parenthood would be a vote to hurt women. They say that Planned Parenthood is a vital provider of women’s health care services. But that’s only true, Democrats for Life of America explains, 'if you define health care services as abortion.'"

Source: "FACT CHECK: The Largest Women's Health Care Provider In America Is NOT Planned Parenthood," by Mollie Hemingway, 8/3/15, accessed 4/5/17

"At 11 weeks after conception, the baby can wrinkle his/her forehead, turn his/her head, and open and close his/her lips."

Source: "What They Never Told You About the Facts of Life” brochure, published by the Human Development Resource Council, Inc., Norcross, GA. 2001.

(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


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"A Disunited Methodist Church"
by Paul T. Stallsworth


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

Help us witness for the Gospel of Life! 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.


Link to live video stream

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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