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Responsible Parenthood (81336-C2-R25)

Amend Resolution #25: Responsible Parenthood as follows:
   “We affirm the principle of responsible parenthood...
   “When an unacceptable pregnancy occurs, a family—and most of all, the pregnant woman—is confronted with the need to make a difficult decision. We believe that continuance of a pregnancy that endangers the life or health of the mother, or poses other serious problems concerning the life , health, or mental capability of the child to be , is not a moral necessity. In such cases...

Rationale

A Christian church should not support the possibility of a child’s having mental retardation or another disability being used as a reason for abortion.  This is completely inconsistent with our Church’s defending the equal humanity of the disabled, who are no less “worthy” of being born than anyone else.