Petition 81343

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Adoption and Abortion (81343-C2-¶161.J)

Amend ¶161.J as follows:
  
The beginning... We particularly encourage the Church, the government, and social service agencies to support and facilitate the option of adoption as a non-violent and generally preferable alternative to abortion.  (See ¶ 161.K.) Governmental laws...

Rationale

Our church should not be ashamed to say that it would be better if more unborn children were carried to term and adopted rather than aborted.  The integrity of our church’s witness against the violence of war is weakened if we fail to clearly acknowledge targeted violence against unborn children.