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Taking note of General Convention statements in support of family planning and freedom of information about birth control, Convention in 1965 went on record opposing "such laws as may now exist that serve to prevent or inhibit the dispensing of birth control information and contraceptive devices by licensed physicians, hospitals, and medical clinics." This applied to both married and unmarried persons, and included support for the use of government funds for such purposes (for example, "making birth control information available to welfare recipients").
Following the action of General Convention in 1958, the Diocese has since its 1960 Convention opposed the death penalty for any crime, pressing actively for legislative abolition of capital punishment. Convention resolutions in 1973, 1975, and 1990 have reaffirmed this stand.
The 1994 Convention supported legislative action "that addresses the critical needs of children in early childhood programs, in public schools, and in programs for adolescents at risk."