Petition 81330

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Eugenic Purposes (81330-C2-¶161.J)

Amend ¶161J as follows:  
The beginning... We cannot affirm abortion as an acceptable means of birth control, and we unconditionally reject it as a means of gender selection or eugenics. We decry the targeting of unborn children with disabilities for abortion. We oppose...

Rationale

As technology opens up increasing possibilities for eugenic practices, it is important for our church to speak with a clear moral voice.  This sentence would be an important affirmation of the equal worth and rights of the disabled, consistent with ¶162G and the logic of rejecting gender-selective abortions.