Concerned Methodists on the Methodist Church and its Abortion Connection

Editor's Note- This quote  by Allen Morris, the Executive Director of Concerned Methodists.

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"It comes as a surprise to many members of the United Methodist Church that ours is, unfortunately, the largest pro-abortion denomination. In several books that I have authored, I trace the history of our advocacy all the way back to 1969; at that time the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries called for removal of abortion from the criminal code.
In October 1972 the Women's Division and Theressa Hoover filed a "Friend of the Court" brief in support of total freedom for abortion in the "Roe versus Wade" case before the Supreme Ciurt. (page 109 of my latest book "The Issues @ Hand") During that same time frame, Jessica Blockwick, former director of the Population Control Department at the General Board of Church and Society, was one of the founders of an organization called the "Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights" (RCAR) after the Supreme Court rendered it's decision in "Roe versus Wade" in 1973.
RCAR strongly advocated for abortion. Later, RCAR changed its name to the "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice" (RCRC) which gave it a more appealing name, but the group function never changed. Since 1992, we in Concerned Methodists have advocated against issues such as this that are harmful to our church, and continue to do so up to the present time (and through the recent 2016 General Conference that was held in Portland, Oregon.)
We are so thankful for the delegates who voted to end our participation in RCRC. I pray for the day when not $1 will go to support abortion from any United Methodist. I urge every single member of the United Methodist Church to educate himself as to the reality in this area."

-Allen O. Morris

Executive Director

Concerned Methodists

Rep. Virginia Foxx and other Pro-lifers Selected as Co-Chairs of the Republican Platform Committee

130522_virginia_foxx_ap_605 Editor's Note- This article was originally written on the  National Right to Life News Website. WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee, the federation of fifty state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today praised the selection of Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.) as co-chairs of the Republican Platform Committee. "In selecting Sen. Barrasso, Rep. Foxx, and Gov. Fallin to head the Platform Committee, the Republican National Committee has sent a strong message that the pro-life planks in the Republican platform will steadfastly reflect commitment to the right to life, and that the GOP will proudly stand as the party of life," said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. Sen. John Barrasso has maintained a 100% pro-life voting record since joining the U.S. Senate in 2007. Rep. Virginia Foxx also has a 100% pro-life voting record, and has been a faithful and articulate leader for life as a member of the U.S. House. Gov. Mary Fallin has been a stalwart defender of society's most vulnerable members, first with a 100% pro-life record in the U.S. House, and now as a strong pro-life leader as governor of Oklahoma. "As governor, Mary Fallin signed into law 18 pro-life bills protecting unborn children and their mothers during these past five and a half years," said Tobias . As adopted in Tampa, Florida in 2012, the current Republican platform reads, "Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed." "We applaud Sen. Barrasso, Rep. Foxx, and Gov. Fallin, and look forward to working with them to ensure that the pro-life values embodied in the Republican platform continue to move us toward a society that welcomes the vulnerable in life, and gives them the full protection of our laws," Tobias added.

Choose Life Plate Announcement : WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

Editor's Note: This is from Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship's State Director  Bobbie Meyer and slightly edited to fit the blog form. chooselifeplates-2016 As you may have heard, even though there was a big splash with the announcement that the 4th District Federal Court had reversed its decision about the legality of the NC Choose Life license plate, yet there have been more steps required before manufacturing could begin. The license plate will come . . . just not this month. Take a look at the new design in the attachment above! Individuals' next step- Fill out an updated application (linked) and return it to CPCF. Here are Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship’s next steps: 1.  Since 2011 the DOT has changed its design specifications on new plates.  We needed to back up and redesign the plate.   DONE! 2.  Each of the original applicants are required to submit a new application to CPCF with current information. Each one will each be contacted and offered that opportunity. 3.  As soon as we have 300 initial applications   and submit them to the state, they will begin manufacturing. 4.  A great deal of publicity through email and publications will potentially bring a flurry of hundreds more applications.  Please give a copy of the application to all your family and friends! Very soon the application will also be available on the website, www.NCchoose-life.org. CPCF will continue to process that batch.  Later Choose Life plates can be ordered through local offices of the DMV. WHAT DOES THE CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE PLATE MEAN FOR NC PREGNANCY CENTERS? ·        For every license plate sold, $15 of the special fee of $25 goes to support the life-saving work of the pregnancy centers in our local communities. ·        Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship (www.cpcflink.org) is acting as a conduit through which the funds are processed, not the final destination as some news articles have stated incorrectly.  The license plate will be a great help to pregnancy centers! ·        Over 65 pregnancy centers are spread across North Carolina, serving over 20,000 women every year. Their life-saving efforts provide the supportive help to assist women (and often men) to make healthy choices for themselves and choose LIFE for their unborn babies. ·        An application process for centers will insure that only established pro- life pregnancy centers will receive funds. Funds will be evenly distributed among those pregnancy centers that apply. for further information contact: Bobbie Meyer State Director Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship PO Box 38888 Charlotte NC 28278 www.cpcflink.org directorcpcf@aol.com  

NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE ENDORSES VIRGINIA FOXX FOR REELECTION

Editor's Note: From NRLC's Media Relations

foxx-endorseWASHINGTON, D.C. – National Right to Life is pleased to announce its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R) for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina's 5th congressional district. "North Carolina is a pro-life state and Virginia Foxx reflects North Carolina's pro-life values," said Carol Tobias, National Right to Life president. "Virginia Foxx provides a strong voice for the most vulnerable members of our society." "Virginia Foxx has been a faithful and articulate supporter of life as a member of Congress," added Barbara Holt, president of North Carolina Right to Life. "Virginia Foxx is one of the most pro-life women in the U. S. House; pro-lifers must vote to send her back in November to represent North Carolina's 5th District." During her tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Foxx has been a strong advocate for the pro-life cause, and has maintained a perfect 100 percent pro-life voting record. Foxx has regularly spoken in defense of life on the House floor and has supported pro-life measures that protect mothers and their unborn children. During the current Congress, Foxx co-sponsored and voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – groundbreaking legislation to protect unborn children after 20 weeks, when the unborn child can experience great pain during dismemberment or other late abortion techniques. Rep. Foxx voted repeatedly to block federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. She co-sponsored and voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, a bill that would establish a permanent, government-wide policy against funding for abortions or health plans that cover abortions. This policy would apply both to longstanding federal programs and to the new programs created by Obamacare. Rep. Foxx also voted to repeal the Obama healthcare law – a law that created a national program of massive federal subsidies for insurance plans that cover abortion, and imposes rationing of lifesaving medical care. "National Right to Life believes that all voters who are concerned with the right to life and with the protection of the most vulnerable members of the human family should vote to return Virginia Foxx to Congress, so that she can continue to work to advance vital pro-life public policies," said Tobias. "Virginia Foxx is a true pro-life leader." Involved in every election since Ronald Reagan's election to the presidency, National Right to Life Political Action Committee (NRL PAC) was formed in 1979 as the political arm of National Right to Life. Founded in 1968, National Right to Life, the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia