United Methodist Church Drops Pro-Choice Support


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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Good for them.

It will be interesting to see if Hillary, a methodist, repudiates her church’s position.


Does she still practice? :rolleyes:


This is very good. The United Methodist Church is returning to true Christian values.


Did she ever practice??..:confused:


Wikipedia has the following:

“Rodham’s early political development was shaped most by her high school history teacher (like her father, a fervent anticommunist), who introduced her to Goldwater’s The Conscience of a Conservative, and by her Methodist youth minister (like her mother, concerned with issues of social justice), with whom she saw, and afterwards briefly met, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at a 1962 speech in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.”

So it looks like she was involved with a (probably liberal and “Social Gospel”) Methodist church, including having a good relationship with its youth minister, before marriage. Of course, that was a long, long time ago… :frowning:


Deo gratias! Opinions on this issue are most definitely starting to change.


I can’t understand why any Christian Church would support pro-choice – it’s the killing of babies – if they did that to animals the whole country would be “up in arms”!


If there are other Churches that support Roe v Wade, I hope they move in the same direction of rescinding their support for it.


“It’s important to note that the Church’s statements on social issues, such as abortion, represent the effort of the General Conference to speak to human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation. They are intended to be instructive and persuasive, but they are not church law and are not binding on members. Members will hold differing views on abortion. There is no requirement for members to agree with the Church’s view.”


So unless the above has changed, yes she can very much remain a practicing United Methodist.


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