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Amnesty May Declare Abortion A Human Right

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RIGHT TO LIFE NZ
Defending Life From Conception To Natural Death

Amnesty International May Declare Abortion A Human Right

At the recent Amnesty International International Council meeting in Mexico a remit motion seeking to declare abortion a human right was discussed. In their latest "Freedom Letter" it is noted that Amnesty International was consulting world-wide on this issue.

Right to Life New Zealand is a human rights organization that upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. It holds that every human being is endowed by its creator with an inalienable right to life.

Right to Life applauds and supports AI for its courageous defence of human rights. We are totally opposed to a change of policy that would recognize the killing of unborn children by abortion as a human right. There is no human right to abortion which is a violation of our right to life, the foundation stone for all our human rights. There is no human right that allows a human being to take the life of another human being.

This society commends and supports Amnesty International for its concern about violence against women. This concern can not be expressed by supporting abortion. Abortion should be seen as violence against a vulnerable woman and the child she bears. Women are in fact the second victims of abortion. Acceptance of abortion is often the oppression of women by men. Abortion is promoted as a women's right to choose but in reality it is the choice of men who wish to escape their responsibility to love and care for the child they have fathered and the mother of the child.

It would be a great tragedy if Amnesty International in their desire to prevent violence against women adopted a policy to recognise the killing of unborn children as a human right. Right to Life considers is a strange inconsistency for AI to campaign against a death sentence for an imprisoned prisoner of conscience and yet accept that the killing of that person by abortion before birth was a human right.

Spokespersons

Peter Coleman
Ken Orr

Right to Life New Zealand Inc
http://www.right-to-life.org/


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