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Responsible Parenthood (81337-C2-R25)

Amend Resolution #25: Responsible Parenthood as follows:
    We affirm the principle of responsible parenthood...
   When through contraceptive or human failure an unacceptable pregnancy occurs, we believe that a profound regard for unborn human life must be weighed alongside an equally profound regard for fully developed personhood, particularly when the physical , mental, and emotional health  life of the pregnant woman and her family show  shows reason to be seriously threatened by the new life just forming. We reject ...

Rationale

The current wording is broad and vague enough to, in the name of all of United Methodism, morally endorse abortion for any reason at all, in contradiction to historic Christian teaching, the balanced position in ΒΆ 161 J of our Social Principles, and biblical principles about caring for the vulnerable.