STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD
"The American Ethical Union joins the Board of Directors of the IHEU in 'recognizing that population pressures in many parts of the world constitute an increasing threat to human dignity and welfare'. To diminish that threat The American Ethical Union considers it the obligation of its members to help in all ways they can to spread everywhere the knowledge made available by modern science in the area of control of human reproduction in order to help peoples everywhere in family planning. We urge this because we feel that each child should be a wanted child with the great possibilities for the fullest growth and development of the whole person. The suppression or withholding of such scientific information compounds the threat by depriving free peoples of full knowledge and understanding upon which to make free choices. The American Ethical Union believes it to be the duty of publicly supported hospitals and health and welfare agencies to make family-planning information readily available to everyone, and it urges its own constituent Societies and Groups to work for this goal and to support in all ways they can the program and work leading to that end of the Planned Parenthood Federation."
Source: Whereas ... 1962
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