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Excerpt from Report of the Portsmouth Conference, June 15-18, 19144. In that department of legislation which is concerned with sexual morality, the Federation maintains the autonomy of the human person, which has its corollary in the responsibilityMoreExcerpt from Report of the Portsmouth Conference, June 15-18, 19144. In that department of legislation which is concerned with sexual morality, the Federation maintains the autonomy of the human person, which has its corollary in the responsibility of the individual (i.e., personal liberty and individual responsibility).On the one hand, it condemns all measures of exception (i.e., laws or regulations affecting particular groups or classes of persons) applied under pretext of morals.On the other hand, it affirms that by instituting a system of regulation which aims at providing for men security and irresponsibility in vice, the State breaks down the whole idea of responsibility, the basis of all morality.When the woman alone is burdened with the legal consequences of a mutual act, the State propagates the disastrous idea that there is a different morality for the two sexes.5. Considering that the simple fact of personal and private prostitution is a matter which concerns the conscience, but which does not constitute a legal offence, the Federation declares that the intervention of the State in matters relating to sexual morality should be limited to the following points: -Punishment of every immoral act accomplished or attempted against minors, or persons of either sex who have the status of minors. The laws of each State ought to determine exactly the limits and the conditions of this status.Punishment of every outrage against decency committed or attempted by violent or fraudulent means against persons of any age and of either sex.Punishment of public indecency.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.