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Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Dr. D.J. Broadwell
Seconder
Canon J.G. Lethbridge
Text
That Resolution G, page 133 of the Convening Circular, be amended to read as follows:
"Whereas there are legislative changes contemplated in Canada in relation to abortion,
Whereas there is a need for a comprehensive study into matters relating to abortion, and
Whereas there has been no definite statement made by the Anglican Church of Canada regarding abortion,
THIS GENERAL SYNOD
1. Requests the Primate to set up a special study committee of theologians, parish clergy, obstetricians, doctors engaged in family practice, lawyers, and specialists in behavioural and medical sciences to prepare a statement on all aspects relating to abortion, and further
2. Authorizes the said committee to submit a brief in the name of the Anglican Church of Canada when opportunity is provided to do so by the Government of Canada." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Long Range Planning Committee Report [Abortion]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1124
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Mover
Miss W. Ainsworth
Seconder
Mrs. E. Rankin
Text
That this General Synod encourage each diocese to be responsible for sending copies of resolutions passed at General Synod regarding abortion and programs of education on this topic once they are developed, to the various secular agencies involved in counselling of families and young women facing issues of abortion. CARRIED ACT 89
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Long Range Planning Committee Report [Abortion]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1125
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 90
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 90
Mover
Rev. W.J. Lunny
Seconder
Ven. R. Blyth
Text
That the words "as best they may" be deleted.
The motion now reads:
That this Synod reaffirms the responsibility of the Church to minister to those women and men and their extended families who have reached a decision to obtain an abortion.
The amended motion was put and CARRIED ACT 90
Subjects
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Long Range Planning Committee Report [Abortion]

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Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 91
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 91
Mover
Dr. Betty C. Graham
Seconder
Rt. Rev. R. Hollis
Prologue
That this General Synod is of the opinion that the Criminal Law is not a good or appropriate instrument or agency for the restriction or control of abortion and that the proper means of attaining the goals in the resolution previously passed is through education and social measures, having in mind that laws relating to health and the discipline of the medical and nursing professions are made by provincial legislatures.
Text
That this motion and other outstanding motions be referred to the National Executive Council for consideration. CARRIED ACT 91
Subjects
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical laws and legislation - Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Motion on Abortion

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 18
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 18
Mover
Dr. D.J. Broadwell
Seconder
Canon A. Gordon Baker
Prologue
Moved by: The Rev. M.J. Barry
Seconded by: Canon E.R. Fairweather
THAT this General Synod, while admitting the necessity of therapeutic abortion in special circumstances, rejects the policy of abortion on demand and directs National Executive Council to petition the governments with respect hereto and take all necessary action to promote both education for family planning and measures in support of families and individuals facing serious difficulties in this area.
An amendment to this motion was
Moved by: Dr. L.L. Whytehead
Seconded by: Mr. Desmond R. Smith
That this General Synod take all necessary action to promote both education for family planning and measures in support of families and individuals facing unwanted pregnancy, such as skilled Christian counselling, and emphasize the loving concern of the Church for those involved, whatever their final decision.
An amendment to the amendment
Text
THAT this General Synod, while admitting the necessity of therapeutic abortion in special circumstances - as spelled out in our 1967 brief to Government, commends the Government of Canada for the present law which is in accordance with this philosophy. We respectfully request that this law be rigidly enforced so that abortion on demand be not possible and take all necessary action including general distribution of our brief throughout the Church, to promote both education for family planning and measures in support of families and individuals facing serious difficulties in this area.
Motion to refer was DEFEATED IN ORDER OF DELEGATES.
Chancellor Ryan, on behalf of the Assessors, then ruled that the vote on the amendment was to be taken next.
The amendment was DEFEATED IN ORDER OF DELEGATES.
The amendment to the amendment was then presented as a second amendment to the motion.
This amendment CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS.
The motion, as amended CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS. Act 18
Notes
Moved by: Mr. P.J. Andrewes
Seconded by: The Rev. R. Stockall
"That this General Synod stand for one minute of silent prayers for all those human lives which have been killed by abortion in Canada by the present state of the law".
This motion was withdrawn by the mover and seconder. In doing so, the mover said that he was responding to the personal request of the Primate, who had assured him that he had the right to put the motion if he insisted, but that several people had indicates to the Primate that it amounted to moral blackmail, would be unfair to those who disagreed, and would divide the Synod. Mr. Andrewes stated that he did not agree with these objections, but was acceding to the Primate's request.
Subjects
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Motions re Abortion and Support of Family Life

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Date
1971 January - February
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
[Act 126]
Date
1971 January - February
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
[Act 126]
Mover
Dr. D.H. Gould
Seconder
Dr. J.E. Merriman
Prologue
Moved by: Mrs. J.H. Craven
Seconded by: Reverend P.S. Irwin
"Recognizing that,
The right to life involves not only the right to existence but also the right to human dignity and the opportunity for healthy development; and recognizing the increasing need for assistance to people of all ages in their mutual relationships especially with the basic unit of our society -- the Family:
This Synod,
- (a) Requests the Government of Canada to modify the legislation relating to abortion so that consideration of health of the pregnant woman may include concern for emotional and sociological factors which bear directly upon her ability to cope with the pregnancy.
- (b) Urges government at all levels, as appropriate to strengthen legislation in support of a Family Counselling, Family Planning and Family Life Education within the school system and the community at large.
- (c) Urges all dioceses to support and assist in the development of Family Life Education programs both within the Church and in the community.
Moved by: Dr. D.H. Gould
Seconded by: Dr. J.E. Merriman
That this Resolution (on abortion), be tabled, and that the National Executive Council set up a task force of theologians, physicians, social scientists and lawyers to study the question of a definition of 'human life' in its applications to the question of medical morals and ethics on subjects such as abortion, transplantations and medical experimentation for report to the next General Synod. CARRIED
The Assessors ruled that this motion was really two motions, and at this point in the debate it was agreed that the question should be re-opened.
Moved by: Miss Betty C. Graham
Seconded by: Reverend E. Bull
That the question be re-opened. CARRIED
That this Resolution on abortion be tabled. CARRIED
Text
That the National Executive Council set up a task force of theologians, physicians, social scientists and lawyers to study the question of a definition of `human life' in its applications to the question of medical morals and ethics on subjects such as abortion, transplantations and medical experimentation for report to the next General Synod. CARRIED
Notes
A revised motion was then introduced.
Moved by: Reverend P.R. Ellis
Seconded by: Reverend H. McSherry
Building on the work started by the meetings of General Synod in Ottawa, this 25th Session endorses the statement of the Primate's Special Study Committee on Abortion as our authoritative position, and commends the Canadian government for the changes made in the criminal code.
The revised motion was DEFEATED.
[Recorded as No. 126 in Acts of Synod, p. 72. List of Acts includes actions which are NOT resolutions/acts.]
Subjects
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
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Report of the Task Force on Human Life

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Mover
Canon A.D. Brown
Seconder
Mr. Brian Allen
Prologue
Miss Betty Graham introduced this report:
Text
That this Task Force request General Synod to authorize the continuance of its work for further report to the National Executive Council before the next Synod.
An amendment to this motion was:
That this Synod request the National Executive Council to reconsider the constituency and purpose of the Task Force on Human Life with the object of a report giving priority to the problems related to abortion by the November meeting of the National Executive Council.
Moved by: Archdeacon J.G. Morden
Seconded by: Mrs. Mary Fenwick
That the motion be put. CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS.
The amendment CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS.
The motion as amended CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS. Act 17
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Task Force on Human Life
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Sanctity of Human Life

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Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 98
Date
1977 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 98
Mover
The Rt. Rev. F.F. Nock
Seconder
The Rev. Canon H.C. Quinn
Text
That this General Synod re-affirms the sanctity of human life as the first principle in the care of human beings. CARRIED Act 98
Subjects
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Task Force on Human Life

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1216
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Mover
Dr. R.J. Gardiner
Seconder
Mr. H. Parsons
Text
That the question be put. CARRIED
The motion reads as follows:
That this General Synod, in proclaiming a Gospel of Life and Hope and Compassion for all of God's people, rejects the principle of "abortion on demand" or for the reasons of convenience or economic or social hardship, and commits itself to strong support of:
a) such educational programs in the Church and compatible secular agencies which exist or may exist in the future for family life, birth control and social responsibility;
b) effective action to provide skilled counselling for families and individuals facing unwanted pregnancy;
c) community responsibility to ensure adequate practical help in the care and nurture of children.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED Act 42
Subjects
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Family - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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