"The Board for Social Responsibility inaugurates, from time to time, serious studies of difficult social questions. The present study, on the medical termination of pregnancy, takes its place in a series which has included `Ought Suicide to be a Crime ?' (1959), `Artificial Insemination by Donor' (1960), `Sterilization : An Ethical Enquiry' (1962), and `Decisions about Life and Death' (1965). .... Like all the studies in this series, the Report carries with it no authority beyond that of the group which has created it. This authority is indeed weighty enough in itself, but it would become less so if it were presented as already carrying some ecclesiastical authority, when it is intended to help Christians and others to think rightly about an extremely difficult subject". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword dated 25 October 1965 / Ronald Leicester [i.e. Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester], Chairman, Church Assembly Board for Social Responsibility -- Members of the Committee [chaired by The Rev. Canon I.T. Ramsey] -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Why the Question is now important -- Is Abortion a Proper Concern of the Law ? -- The Basis of a Relevant Law -- Particular Cases -- Looking beyond the Law -- Summary of the Report -- Appendix 1: A Hospital Broadsheet on Termination of Pregnancy on Psychiatric Grounds -- Appendix 2: A Specimen Bill with Commentary.
"This paper was originally thought of simply as a report of inter-Anglican financial affairs. A number of colleagues then felt that more was needed, that some general statistical account of the Anglican Communion would be helpful in our consultations in Canada [at the 1963 Anglican Congress]. A questionnaire was duly circulated, somewhat hastily; it met with only half-hearted response, I'm afraid; and the results are fragmentary indeed. They are reproduced in part, however, although they will not be profoundly useful. Then in a third section, some thoughts are introduced dealing with the complicated problems of a just system of apportionment. .... The first section deals with reports of our actual inter-Anglican operations. These pages are mainly for the record. The third section raises the question 'What is the fair basis for apportioning costs among the churches of the Anglican Communion ?' The whole paper is intended to be a convenience in discussion and nothing more". -- Intro.
Contents divided into three sections: I: Reports -- II: Membership and Ministry -- III: The Sharing of Costs.
Contents: Introduction / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- I: Reports : Inter-Anglican Budgets, 1962 Report -- Current Budgets -- Current Apportionment. -- II: Membership and Ministry : Churches, Provinces, Dioceses -- Church Membership -- Congregations and Clergy -- Income -- Missionary Money and Manpower -- III: The Sharing of Costs / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr.
Note printed on verso of t.-p.: "N.B. This document is confidential, until released by the Executive Officer. It is intended for circulation and discussion by the members of the Lambeth Consultative Body and the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy, and such advisory and other persons only as are designated to receive it. It has no official standing or authority save as may be given it by appropriate action. Its use for general public discussion is not authorized".