Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: Abortion Study Group (1981-1982)
Scope and Contents
Records of the Abortion Study Group of the Family Relations Committee, under the Representative Meeting. Includes minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers, 1981-1982.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.
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Biographical / Historical
In response to questions concerning the Yearly Meeting's position on abortion issues, the Family Relations Committee invited other members of PYM committees and interested Friends to form an Abortion Study Group which held its first meeting in June 1981. The goal of the Committee was to study aspects of the issue and to produce a study guide for monthly meetings. The Study Group was clerked by Beverly McCauley, a member and former clerk of the Family Relations Committee. A year later, the group split into two sections to write position papers supporting the pro-life and pro-choice points of view.
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The Abortion Study Group was formed by the Family Relations Committee to discuss the Yearly Meeting's position on abortion issues. It met monthly for two years, and wrote position papers supporting the pro-life and pro-choice points of view. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.
This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends
- Contraception -- Religious aspects -- Society of Friends
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Abortion Study Group
- Society of Friends -- Delaware
- Society of Friends -- Maryland
- Society of Friends -- New Jersey
- Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: Abortion Study Group (1981-1982)
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