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BECAUSE Unitarian Universalists affirm the value of life and are concerned
about the quality of life; and
WHEREAS the 1987 General Resolution "Right to Choose" recognized the morally
complex nature of abortion and stressed "tolerance and compassion for persons
whose choices may differ from our own";
WHEREAS the Supreme Court of the United States, in recent decisions, has
undermined the principle of freedom of choice in reproductive matters recognized
in Roe v. Wade (1973);
WHEREAS further erosion or overturning of Roe v. Wade by future
decisions of the Supreme Court could leave a woman's right to choose subject to
state legislation, which may be unsympathetic or even opposed to choice by
creating demeaning and unnecessary barriers to safe, timely, and accessible
WHEREAS recent developments include both the more favorable attitude of the
Clinton administration toward a woman's right to choose and a marked increase in
violence intended to obstruct access to abortion;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Unitarian Universalists in the United States be
urged to promote passage of federal legislation to:
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