Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Chomali of Santiago questioned the latest report from Amnesty International regarding human rights in Chile because it applauds the distribution of the morning-after pill to patients as young as fourteen.
Bishop Chomali said the report’s conclusions about Chile were plagued with contradictions, since while it criticizes various actions of the government, it also praises the distribution of the abortion pill.
He said it was ironic that on the one hand, Amnesty International faults the Chilean government for “using violence to resolve conflicts, but at the same time it praises the use of violence in taking the lives of the most defenseless,” the bishop said. “I find this to be absolutely contradictory,” he added. “This is a very poor analysis.”
The executive director of Amnesty International in Chile, Sergio Laurenti, praised the country’s decision to abolish the death penalty while at the same time applauding the distribution of the morning-after pill to girls as young as fourteen.
In recent weeks, AI has come under intense fire after it was revealed it plans to include the promotion of abortion as part of its official policy.