Unitarian Universalists, Atheists, Mainline Protestants Lead in Abortion Support

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by Trey Elmore  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 25, 2018   

90 percent of liberal denomination members favor abortion

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Unitarian Universalists, also known as "UU's," atheists, agnostics, Jews and Buddhists lead other religious groups in their support for abortion, according to a report released Monday by Pew Research.

The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) is one of the most pro-homosexual, as well as pro-abortion denominations in the United States.

The report shows a 57 percent national average of American adults who favor the legality of abortion. Catholics came in at 48 percent. The religious group reporting the lowest support for abortion was Jehovah's Witnesses at 18 percent.

The United Church of Christ (UCC), an extremely liberal denomination historically connected to the UUA, and to which Barack Obama belonged before running for president, reported 72 percent support for legal abortion. The Episcopal Church surpassed the UCC while trailing the top five most pro-abortion groups, coming in at 79 percent.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), the largest U.S. Lutheran denomination reported 65 percent support for abortion. In 2016, the ELCA and USCCB published the Declaration on the Way, Church Militant reported, which glossed over differences in Catholic and Lutheran beliefs.

In October 2017, Church Militant reported that Bp. Doerfler of the diocese of Marquette permitted a female Lutheran so-called priest to be ordained in St. Peter's Cathedral with ELCA Presiding Bp. Elizabeth Eaton present.

In June 2017, Church Militant reported on a video released by Planned Parenthood featuring representatives of several liberal religious organizations, including a UU minister.
The UUA, like Planned Parenthood, has a long history of support not only for abortion and contraception but of promoting the idea of eugenics or population control through regulated breeding. On the UUA's own website, there is an extensive list of facts and quotes, chronicling involvement of prominent Unitarians and Universalists in the campaign for eugenics:

  • "Nothing is more important, to my mind, in our modern treatment of the question of marriage, than to use our powers of social control to prevent many people from marrying — those, namely, whose marriage, for one reason or another, can be nothing but a tragedy." John Haynes Holmes, Unitarian minister

  • "We want to safeguard marriage so that every child shall be born with a sound physical, mental and moral heritage." 1917 "Declaration of Social Principles"

  • The Blood of the Nation: A Study of the Decay of Races Through the Survival of the Unfit, published by the American Unitarian Association in 1902

In a candid admission that abortion is necessitated by the use of birth control when it fails, the Rev. Christine Robinson of the First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque said in a homily to a half-empty and aging congregation in February, "Even the best forms of birth control fail regularly," she said, "especially for women in their twenties and women approaching menopause, and women who need antibiotics at any time, and women who are bigger than average. Ninety-nine percent effective in each year of use is actually terrible odds over 30 years of use."

The name of the UUA originates with the consolidation of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America in 1961.


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