1962 General Resolution

WHEREAS, famine and illiteracy are fundamental problems in the world; and

WHEREAS, an uncontrolled and unplanned population growth is a fundamental factor increasing these problems by exceeding economic, educational, and agricultural development of many regions and countries; and

WHEREAS, it is our belief that widespread, effective and voluntary use of medically sound and individually acceptable birth control is an essential factor in a human design to raise world living standards and achieve international peace, as well as social stability;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urge the Congress of the United States and the Parliament of Canada to pass legislation:

  1. Giving financial and scientific support to the intensive research now being made to discover inexpensive, harmless and effective birth control methods; and
  2. Permitting the dissemination of family planning and birth control information to those nations which request such information.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That local, state, federal and provincial governments be urged to:
  1. Remove restrictions prohibiting the responsible distribution of birth control information and devices; and
  2. Allow welfare and similar agencies to aid in birth control measures where desired.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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