The United Methodist Church has been known for a 46-year-long pro-choice stance, but just recently they made a huge reversal.
According to Private Health Care Reports, the church has been a founding member of an organization — Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice — that supports partial-birth abortions, but at a General Assembly last month, the church voted to cut ties and move towards being pro-life.
Two years ago, Methodist Healthcare Ministries gave around $500,000 to South Texas' Planned Parenthood Trust, but the denomination's new move, as Juicy Ecumenism's Mark Tooley said, "seems like a spiritual liberation from a dark captivity."
But the UMC is still not against all forms of abortion.
An official church statement says the UMC is "reluctant to approve abortion" and believes it is justified in certain cases, such as when a mother's life is in danger or for teenage pregnancy when parental permission is given.
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