The United Methodist Church concluded their quadrennial general conference this past weekend in Portland, Oregon. At their meeting, the delegates overturned a 40-year policy which supported the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.
The pro-choice resolution was adopted in 1976 and placed in the Book of Resolutions which the church called, “Responsible Parenting.”
The resolution to continue support for the pro-choice doctrine was defeated in a 445 to 310 vote on Saturday. The Methodist Church also voted the denomination from a pro-choice interfaith group that it co-founded in 1973, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
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