1970 Statement on Abortion, UPCUSA

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The 182nd General Assembly (1970):

2. Declares the artificial or inducted termination of pregnancy is a matter of the careful ethical decision of the patient, her physician, and her pastor or other counselor and therefore should not be restricted by law, except that it be performed under the direction and control of a properly licensed physician.

3. Urges the establishment of medically sound, easily available, and low-cost abortion services; the support and expansion of responsible counseling services on problem pregnancies; and the support for groups working responsibly for repeal of abortion laws which are not in harmony [with this position] . . .

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