Amnesty International abortion policy a ‘grotesque irony’

Amnesty International has declared abortion to be “a human right”.

It voted to adopt a policy to support ‘safe’ access to abortion at a conference held in Poland earlier this month.

The organisation is now one of the biggest promoters of abortion in the world.

Promoting abortion

On its website, Amnesty now says: “Access to safe abortion services is a human right. Under international human rights law, everyone has a right to health, and a right to be free from violence, discrimination, and torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.”

Officially, the group – originally set up to protect human rights – had previously limited itself to advocating the decriminalisation of abortion.

It supported a repeal of the pro-life Eighth Amendment in the Republic of Ireland and is now calling for abortion to be imposed on Northern Ireland.

Ciarán Kelly, Deputy Director at The Christian Institute, said that Amnesty cannot claim to be championing human rights while it supports abortion.

Not human

“Amnesty seems oblivious to the grotesque irony of claiming to support human rights whilst simultaneously calling for the right to life of the most vulnerable human beings to be ignored.

“In other parts of the world, it opposes regimes that kill innocent people. Why is it so blind to the dignity, the worth, the right to life of people in the womb?

“The world can only conclude Amnesty does not regard unborn children as human beings at all.

“It has ceased to be an impartial voice for basic human rights and become a mouthpiece for the abortion industry.”

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