The British woman Fiorella Nash owes the release of her father from prison in Malta in the 1970s to Amnesty International. For Nash, supporting the organization over the years was a given, but recently she decided to suspend her support because of group's pro-abortion agenda.
According to the website Religion Confidencial, “Fiorella Nash owes her father’s life to Amnesty International. For many years she worked with the NGO until she became aware of its pro-abortion slant.”
Since its founding by Catholic British lawyer Peter Benenson, Amnesty has been one of the human rights groups that was most supported by Catholic and Protestant believers in the United Kingdom. When August 2007 rolled around, Amnesty raised the ire of some of its strongest supporters by revealing its intention to campaign for access to abortion.
The decision to move from not having a position on abortion to campaigning for it led bishops and lay people around the world to withdraw their membership from the organization, calling the abortion agenda a betrayal of the group's founding principles.
“Amnesty has focused its most recent campaign on the government of Nicaragua, accusing it of being responsible for the deaths of pregnant adult and teen women because of its laws against abortion,” the website reported.
Writing to CNA in an email, Fiorella Nash exlpained that, "I withdrew my support from Amnesty some years ago when Amnesty began supporting the whole sexual rights agenda but I continued to be involved in some activities until the abortion issue was raised, which was the last straw and I felt that I had to publicly disassociate myself from the organisation."
Nash, who works at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, noted that “its conferences on the issue only include pro-abortion speakers, there is no open debate on the issue."
Nash was pregnant when Amnesty publicly revealed its pro-abortion slant. “I was pregnant with my first son and I thought, ‘When my father was vulnerable you [Amnesty] helped him - what about my unborn child?'"