Right to Life contends that Amnesty International has lost its way and has forfeited its right to be called a human rights organisation. In 2007 it was infiltrated and taken over by those with a pro abortion and pro-homosexual agenda. Amnesty International claims it is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances stating that the death penalty is the ultimate violation of human rights. Right to Life asks why then, does Amnesty International support the death penalty for unborn children?
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 with the objective of seeking the release of prisoners of conscience. It has done praiseworthy and monumental work across the globe seeking the release of political prisoners, seeking fair trials and protesting torture. Why has it now lost its way?
On April 20,2007 Amnesty International, in a document signed by Karen Schneider, chair of the Sexual and Reproductive Rights Working Group quietly changed its policy on abortion from being neutral to effectively supporting the decriminalization of abortion. Abortion on demand.
Why is the media not exposing Amnesty International for its war against women?
In March, 2014 Amnesty International introduced its global campaign, called “My Body My Rights. ”to promote unrestricted access to abortion worldwide.The unborn child has become the enemy. In an appalling indictment of Amnesty International that they have now turned their backs on human rights and the plight of the unborn, the most threatened and persecuted human being on the planet. How can Amnesty International defend human rights when they claim they don’t know when human life begins?
Amnesty International now shamefully, turns its back on the human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government which is guilty of the most horrendous human rights abuses against women that the world has ever known. It denies the human right of families to choose how many children they are going to have. A family is required to obtain a permit authorising the birth of a child. Pregnancies that are not authorised are required by law to be aborted. Women who are not married who become pregnant are required to have an abortion. Children who escape being aborted and are born without a permit are not recognised by the state and are denied health services and an education.
China’s one child family policy started in 1979,has resulted in forced abortions, 196 million compulsory sterilisations, the mandatory insertion of 403 million forced intrauterine devices, punitive fines, imprisonment, destruction of homes and loss of employment. Sex selection abortions have resulted in there now being 37 million missing girls in China. Since 1971 there have been 330 million abortions. There is as a consequence a sex ratio imbalance of 36 million men in China. Amnesty Internationals response to these human rights abuses is a deafening silence.
Right to Life requests that Amnesty International return to its founding principles and cease the war on women and their precious unborn.
The Roman Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in June 2007, issued a statement urging Catholics not to donate to Amnesty because of their abortion stance. Cardinal Renato Martino said that abortion was murder. He later stated that Churches and individuals should withdraw their support to this organisation. Right to Life fully supports this course of action. In December 2009, Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International and a high profile anti poverty campaigner was dismissed by Amnesty International and received a severance payment of 533,103 pounds. Katy Gilmore, Deputy Director General, was also dismissed at the same time and received a severance payment of 300,000 pounds.
University of Illinois professor of international law Francis Boyle, who spent several years as an Amnesty International USA Board member, claimed that aspects of organisational continuity and survival came ahead of human rights aims. He stated “Amnesty International is primarily motivated not by human rights but by publicity. Second comes money. Third comes getting more members. Fourth, internal turf battles. And then finally, human rights, genuine human rights concerns.
Right to Life asks; why is the media not exposing the war against women being conducted by Amnesty International?