Petition 80033

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Withdrawal from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (80033-C2-NonDis)

  We petition the 2008 General Conference to withdraw immediately the General Board of Church and Society and the General Board of Global Ministries/Women's Division from the membership of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

Rationale

  The United Methodist Church opposes partial birth abortion; (The Book of Discipline [2004], Paragraph 161J).  The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice consistently supports partial birth abortion as evidenced by its opposition to the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding a ban on that procedure.