The Executive Committee of the International Humanist & Ethical Union at the annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, strongly supports the efforts of Dr Willy Peers of Namur for abortion law reform in Belgium.
We urge that all charges against competent medical workers practising abortion be dropped and that all restrictive abortion laws be rescinded.
We are committed to the sanctity of life and the worth and dignity of every person and therefore believe in the right of every woman to choose abortion under medical control, if she so desires.
We further urge that in countries where individual freedom of religion and conscience is granted, all efforts to impose specific moral or theological doctrines upon the whole community be abandoned.
Executive Committee 1973
'Dr. Willy Peers (1973)', Humanists International, Executive Committee, 1973