He wouldn’t violate the sixth/fifth commandment “Thou shall not murder,” let alone subsidize its violation, although some of His followers seem not to care. The Baptist Press reports:

The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church and Society all are members of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a pro-abortion rights organization that took part in a Dec. 2 “Stop Stupak” rally in Washington D.C., urging the Senate not to include the pro-life Stupak amendment in its version of the health care bill.

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society — the denomination’s lobbying arm — even sent out an alert after the health care bill passed the House, calling the bill itself a “major milestone” but lamenting passage of the Stupak amendment, which it saw as “a tremendous setback for access to comprehensive reproduction health coverage.” The amendment passed the House 240-194 and prevents the government-run public option from covering elective abortion and also prohibits federal subsidies from being used to purchase private insurance plans that cover abortions.

The four previously mentioned denominations all have pro-choice positions of varying degrees, but their leaders’ stances on abortion in the health care bill have surprised even some seasoned observers.

As Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, told BP, “It’s horrifying that groups that are at least in theory parts of the body of Christ are not only defending abortion but demanding that it be funded by tax dollars.”