BERLIN, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pro Familia, Germany's leading family planning group, published articles years ago that appeared to advocate for pedophilia, university researchers say.
The findings by researchers at Gottingen University were published Wednesday by the newspaper Tagesspiegel, The Local.de reported. An institute at the university has been involved since May in finding past statements by politicians and others that seem to make light of sexual relations between children and adults.
Pro Familia, founded in 1952, is Germany's largest organization advocating for reproductive choice. It is an affilate of Planned Parenthood International.
The Gottingen group cited a 1987 article by Wolf Vogel, a psychologist who suggested society should examine the reason adults are sexually attracted to children without moral judgments. Rudiger Lautmann, a sociologist, complained 10 years later about a "crusade against pedophilia."
Vogel in another article talked about how an adult and minor involved in a relationship had to hide it.
Pro Familia says it never advocated for changing the laws on pedophilia. It said the articles in its magazine reflected a debate going on at the time, The Local said.