Mennonite Church USA - Faith and Practice - Life Issues

Life Issues

The Mennonite Church USA takes a pro-life stance on abortion. Their official statement affirms:

  • Human life is a gift from God to be valued and protected. We oppose abortion because it runs counter to biblical principles.
  • The fetus in its earliest stages (and even if imperfect by human standards) shares humanity with those who conceived it.
  • There are times when deeply held values, such as saving the life of the mother and saving the life of the fetus, come in conflict with each other.
  • The faith community should be a place for discernment about difficult issues like abortion.
  • Abortion should not be used to interrupt unwanted pregnancies.
  • Christians must provide viable alternatives to abortion that provide care and support for mothers and infants.
  • The church should witness to society regarding the value of all human life.
  • Professionals whose ministry involves dealing with the moral dilemmas of abortion and reproductive technologies need our support.
—Statement on Abortion

They also oppose euthanasia and the capital punishment.

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