The National Pro-life
Date: May 9, 2008
Pro-Life Actions of United
Methodist General Conference Are Encouraging Say NPRC Leaders
Washington, DC – The approval by The United Methodist
Church's General Conference of several petitions that move the
Church in a more pro-life direction sends an encouraging signal,
say leaders of the National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC).
"Conference delegates voted to encourage the assistance of
crisis pregnancy centers and support adult notification and
consent when a minor seeks abortion," said Fr. Frank Pavone,
President of the NPRC. "These are small, but important steps in
what we pray will be an eventual affirmation of the inherent
rights and dignity of all human lives."
"For so many petitions reflecting a pro-life perspective to
be approved at this quadrennial General Conference is a great
encouragement to those of us in The United Methodist Church,"
said Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth, NPRC Board Member and President
of the Taskforce of United Methodists on Abortion and Sexuality
(or Lifewatch). "We pray that God will continue to persuade
United Methodist leaders so that soon our church will officially
defend and protect 'the least of these,' the unborn child and