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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Evangelicals Cheer Pro-Life Vote at Methodist Conference

Evangelicals Cheer Pro-Life Vote at Methodist Conference | Gleanings ...

Beth Ann Cook introduces a petition regarding the United Methodist Church's 
association with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

By Kate Shellnutt
Christianity Today

Update (May 21): In one of the last actions of its 10-day General Conference, United Methodist delegates voted 445 to 310 to repeal the denomination’s 40-year-old official resolution supporting Roe v. Wade.

Paired with the earlier vote to withdraw from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), the church took “two MAJOR steps in the right direction,” tweetedJohn Lomperis, the United Methodist director at the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

The Book of Resolutions statement in support of legal abortion was adopted in 1976. It reads, in part:

We believe that continuance of a pregnancy that endangers the life or health of the mother, or poses other serious problems concerning the life, health, or mental capability of the child to be, is not a moral necessity. In such cases, we believe the path of mature Christian judgment may indicate the advisability of abortion. We support the legal right to abortion as established by the 1973 Supreme Court decision.

“In our system, resolutions automatically expire after eight years unless a General Conference re-adopts them,” Lomperis told CT. “The New York national headquarters of United Methodist Women submitted a petition to this General Conference to not only re-adopt this resolution, but also to amend it to make it even more strongly supportive of abortion.”
The resolution was defeated 59 percent to 41 percent.

The quadrennial conference also saw some smaller pro-life victories. Lomperis blogged:

On pro-life issues, we … adopted a resolution decrying sex-selective abortion while describing abortion as “violent” and criticizing those done for “trivial reasons,” and allowed the expiration of a 16-year-old official UMC resolution bewailing an alleged “crisis” of some hospitals not offering abortions. While much work remains in more firmly establishing a clear pro-life commitment in our denomination, these were HUGE steps in the right direction.

Evangelicals celebrated the United Methodist Church’s decision yesterday to leave a pro-choice advocacy group it co-founded 43 years before.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Left Has It Wrong When It Comes to Sex Ed

Jonathan Abbamonte
Crisis Magazine

For the past several decades, teen pregnancy in the United States has been on the decline. And since the early 1990s, the teen abortion rate has been in freefall. The reasons for this decline are multi-faceted, not the least of which includes the fact that more teens today are practicing abstinence than they were some twenty years ago.

But according to abortion advocates and the Left, teen abortion and pregnancy rates have fallen largely as a result of contraception. This comes as no surprise as a large part of the abortion industry’s business is largely dependent on making teens and young adults reliant on birth control.

A recent report released by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that until recently was affiliated with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, shows that, as of 2011, teen pregnancy was still on the decline. Additionally, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this past week found that the teen birth rate, as of 2014, has fallen to lowest level ever.

Christian Contractor Quits after Learning He was Working on Abortion Center

by Susan Michelle
Live Action News

Julie Burkhart, who runs the Trust Women Foundation, reopened late-term abortionist George Tiller’s Wichita, Kansas, abortion facility a number of years ago. Burkhart has lamented how hard it is to be an abortion provider, due to laws requiring abortion facilities to comply with the same health standards as other clinics. But that didn’t stop her from expanding her business south into the most pro-life state in the nation: Oklahoma. Burkhart’s planned new abortion facility in Oklahoma City has caused problems for the reputation of a Christian-owned business who was hired to work on the facility.

Burkhart’s abortion facility, South Wind Women’s Center–Oklahoma City, is located in the heart of a predominantly minority neighborhood.

continue reading at http://liveactionnews.org

India’s Declining Fertility

Population panic turns to concern about fertility problems

by Shannon Roberts

It was a visit to a crowded Indian street that first led Paul Erhlich to devise his now disproven theories about the mass starvation of humans due to overpopulation. Many still assume India to be an increasingly over-populated country with a high fertility rate. However, that is simply not the case. The Times of India recently reported that the fertility rate in Indian cities is now lower than that of the United States, Australia and France, stating:

Data from the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) on the total fertility rate (TFR) shows that since 2006 the TFR in urban areas has touched 2 children per woman and from 2010 has fallen below that level. That means there aren't enough children born in Indian cities to replace the existing population of their parents.

The rural fertility rate of 2.5 is higher, but it too has declined steeply. The household size of urban areas and slums are also now similar (averaging about 4.7 people), with slum areas achieving a far more equal child sex ratio (probably due to less access to ultrasound technology).

article continues at http://www.mercatornet.com

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Famed Pastor Has a Strong Message for Christians Who Support Pro-Planned Parenthood Politicians: ‘You Need to Repent’

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the
National Hispanic Christian LPeadership Conference

By Billy Hallowell
The Blaze

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, recently offered up a passionate rebuke of politicians who defend Planned Parenthood, explaining why he believes Christian voters must not support these individuals.

In fact, Rodriguez, author of the new book ”Be Light,” called it “morally reprehensible” for Bible-believers to stand behind candidates who openly defend the controversial women’s health care organization.

“I want to speak to every single African American, Latino, and Ango Christ follower who believes in biblical orthodoxy — how can we justify supporting anything — be it Republican or Democrat — that in any way, form or shape defends Planned Parenthood?” Rodriguez told The Church Boys podcast. “How can we justify supporting any political candidate that defends Planned Parenthood?”

And he wasn’t done there. The preacher went on to call such a prospect “morally reprehensible,” saying that it is a “contradiction to our commitment to Christ and scripture.”

“Any Christian who would support a candidate who defends Planned Parenthood really needs to seek scripture,” he continued. “You need to repent, because there’s culpability in what takes place in this nation as it pertains to the abortion industry if you dare support a candidate who supports Planned Parenthood.”

Read more at theblaze.com

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