General Conference Affirms Support for Reproductive Choice
Fort Worth, TX, May 2, 2008--The United Methodist General Conference on May 2 affirmed the denomination’s continuing participation in the Religion Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a non-partisan, interfaith, and education organization.
By a vote of 416 to 384, the delegates decided to allow church units to stay in the coalition. The debate was vigorous.
The United Methodist Church was a founding member of the organization in 1973, and the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries and the General Board of Church and Society continue to work with the group.
The coalition is an education and advocacy group supporting the rights of all persons to access a full-range of reproductive health services, including contraception, family planning, sex education, affordable quality health and child care, adoption services, and abortion. Its membership comprises 15 Christian denominations, including The United Methodist Church, and numerous Reform and Conservative Judaism organizations.
Date posted: May 02, 2008