Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

ABORTION

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. The Central Conference of American Rabbis considers as religiously valid and humane such new legislation that

a) recognizes the preservation of a mother's emotional health to be as important as her physical well-being; and

b) properly considers the danger of anticipated physical or mental damage; and

c) permits abortion in pregnancies resulting from sexual crime including rape, statutory rape, and incest.

We strongly urge the broad liberalization of abortion laws in the various states, and call upon our members to work toward this end. (1967, p. 103)