Resolution on Abortion Clinic Bombings

Resolution on Abortion Clinic Bombings
1985 Business Resolution

VOTED: That the terrorist bombings of family planning agencies and abortion clinics throughout the United States are attempts to deny the right of free choice and to prevent the exercise of that right through intimidation.

This breakdown of law and order is deplored by the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees.

We call on all federal, state and local authorities to protect our citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed rights.

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A Religious Statement on Abortion: A Call to Commitment

A Religious Statement on Abortion: A Call to Commitment
1980 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, an organization supported by twenty-seven religious bodies, including the Unitarian Universalist Association, has issued a “Call to Commitment: A Religious Statement on Abortion”; and

WHEREAS, in order to provide a unified approach, five of the religious bodies have already passed resolutions endorsing this statement and many others will consider it at meetings shortly; and

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Abortion: Right to Choose

Abortion: Right to Choose
1978 General Resolution

WHEREAS, religious freedom under the Bill of Rights is a cherished American right; and

WHEREAS, right to choice on contraception and abortion are important aspects of the right of privacy, respect for human life and freedom of conscience of women and their families; and

WHEREAS, there is increasing religious and political pressure in the United States to deny the foregoing rights;

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Abortion

Abortion
1977 General Resolution

WHEREAS, attempts are now being made to deny Medicaid funds for abortion and to enact Constitutional Amendments that would limit abortions to life-endangering situations and thus remove this decision from the individual and her physician; and

WHEREAS, such legislation is an infringement of the principle of the separation of church and state as it tries to enact a position on private morality into public law; and

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For the Right to Abortion

For the Right to Abortion
1975 General Resolution

WHEREAS, every female should be accorded the right to decide whether or not she should bear a child;

WHEREAS, contraceptive methods are not perfect and do not absolutely protect against pregnancy; and

WHEREAS, abortion can be a relatively simple and safe way to terminate a pregnancy;

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Abortion

Abortion
1973 General Resolution

WHEREAS, there are well organized efforts of letter writing, petitions, and a Washington Office for lobbying to amend the US Constitution to overturn the US Supreme Court decision on abortion;

BE IT RESOLVED: That we support the US Supreme Court ruling on abortion and its implementation.

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Population and Development

Population and Development
1996 General Resolution

BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm concern for the whole earth, all of earth’s inhabitants, and the future we share; and

WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association is an advocate for women’s empowerment, voluntary family planning, sustainable development, and environmental justice;

WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association supports:
1.the right of every woman to decide whether to bear a child;
2.the right of every individual to safe, effective, and affordable birth control methods;

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National March for Women’s Lives

National March for Women’s Lives
1986 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the principles of religious liberty require the protection of the right of conscience in reproductive matters as deeply religious and personal decisions; and

WHEREAS, actions of the religious right minority, and the current US Administration, increasingly threaten access to safe and legal family planning services and abortion, not only in the United States, but also in developing countries throughout the world; and

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Rights of Privacy and Free Speech

Rights of Privacy and Free Speech
1991 Resolution of Immediate of Witness

WHEREAS the Supreme Court of the United States on May 23, l99l, upheld a Bush Administration regulation which withholds all funding provided under Title X of the Public Health Service Act from any family planning agency whose physicians and educators advise their clients or patients of their option to obtain an abortion;

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Right to Choose

Right to Choose
1987 General Resolution

BECAUSE, Unitarian Universalists believe that the inherent worth and dignity of every person, the right of individual conscience, and respect for human life are inalienable rights due every person; and that the personal right to choose in regard to contraception and abortion is an important aspect of these rights; and

BECAUSE, we believe in tolerance and compassion for persons whose choices may differ from our own; and

BECAUSE, we believe not only in the value of life itself but also in the quality of life; and

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