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(LifeSiteNews) — Barely a year after the historic overturning of Roe v. Wade, a liberal denomination of mainline Protestants declared that abortion is “health care” and called for the “right” to kill the unborn.

The United Church of Christ (UCC) passed a resolution earlier this month titled “Denouncing the Dobbs Decision and Proclaiming Abortion as Healthcare” as part of its 34th General Synod, which takes place every two years. According to a July 10 press release from the religious community, “the resolution passed with a vote of 611 in favor, 24 against and 13 abstaining.”

“The resolution denounces the overturning of legal precedent in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and condemns all laws banning abortion or restricting access to reproductive health services [sic],” the release reads.

Rev. Dakota Roberts, the committee chair, said that “as sanctuary churches house refugees and immigrants from deportation, so now, too, the United Church of Christ encourages churches to love, support and exist as a sanctuary for individuals seeking access to safe [sic] abortions.”

The resolution argues “that Mary’s informed, joyful choice to bear a child is the first act of Christian discipleship, and that forced birth is an act of sexual violence antithetical to the incarnation and the choice to have and care for children is a sacred decision which should not be forced upon anyone.”

The “morality” of peaceful protest, “including civil disobedience,” is condoned by the group, which also “calls upon the National Setting of the United Church of Christ and the Conferences to explore and pursue all avenues for legal challenges to abortion bans.” A “bail fund” for members of the religious community that are arrested for protesting legislation to protect the unborn, gathering money to fund out-of-state abortions for participants in UCC medical benefits and expanding sex education programs to promote contraception are other actions mentioned in the resolution.

Additionally, the document outlines encouragement for “local churches, associations, and conferences to physically, financially, and spiritually accompany people seeking abortions and other reproductive healthcare [sic], in partnership with local health care agencies and abortion funds.”

The group also argues “biblical, theological, and historical grounding” for its support of abortion on demand, including verses from Proverbs about standing up for the poor and defending justice. Citing the parable of the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke, the resolution declares that “we who follow the teachings of Jesus know we must not ‘pass by on the other side’ when those who can get pregnant are so unjustly treated by the denial of needed reproductive care [sic].”

The document also noted that previous General Synods had similarly advocated for “full freedom of choice for the persons involved in making decisions regarding pregnancy” and “have paired for safe and legal abortions with a desire for information and resources about contraception and family planning.”

In 2017, LifeSiteNews reported that the UCC supported federal funding for abortion, opposing a repeal of Obamacare. The religious community’s resolution comes amid a growing push to promote abortion on demand as well as contraception within state boundaries and from the federal government.

The ruthlessly pro-abortion Biden administration recently continued with its plan to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and potentially undermine the dozens of laws that have been passed since Roe’s reversal, saving thousands of innocent lives. An official within the National Security Council said last week that abortion access for members of the United States military is a “sacred obligation.”

The nation’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved the first over the counter birth control pill, enabling the drug to be legally sold without a prescription and with no age limit. Beyond the administration, abortion and contraception are promoted in American culture. Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is reportedly paying teenagers to participate in a “sex ed summer camp” while dozens of universities across the country are installing Plan B vending machines on campus.

Despite growing promotion, both abortion and contraception have been proven to cause significant physical and mental harm to women in addition to killing and preventing the development of irreplaceable human beings. Hormonal contraceptives are linked to higher rates of depression and breast cancer.

Research has also shown that women who endure an abortion often seek emotional support after the traumatic experience, more than 60 percent of abortions are coerced and that the increasingly popular abortion pill has resulted in life-threatening reactions such as hemorrhaging and sepsis.


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