U.S. pro-life group leads campaign urging Amnesty International not to embrace abortion as ‘human right’
U.S. pro-life group leads campaign urging Amnesty International not to embrace abortion as ‘human right’

.- Human Life International, one of the most prominent pro-life organizations in the world, has reiterated its call to all pro-life advocates to write to Amnesty International (AI) and petition the organization not to promote abortion as a “human right.”

The leaders of AI are set to decide on May 20 if the organization will embrace the idea of abortion as a “human right.”

According to a press release by HLI, “The urgent need to write many letters to Amnesty International is due not only to the fact that their annual meeting is drawing near (May 20, 2006), but also because the British pro-life organization United For Life has sent four letters to the group's London headquarters in order to dissuade them from declaring abortion to be ‘an international human right’ and so far, has not received any response.”

Officials at HLI speculate that “This is probably due to the fact that many people and organizations that are either affiliated with Amnesty International, or supporters are unaware that this organization, at its highest levels, has unfortunately distorted the authentic concept of human rights.  Because of all this, we earnestly ask you to please write this organization and ask that it cease promoting abortion as an ‘international right’.”

“If Amnesty International persists in this campaign, we can only imagine the great harm that it will bring to the pro-life cause due to the ‘prestige’ that this organization has in the eyes of many,” HLI warned.

Letters can be sent to Amnesty International at the following address:

Amnesty International
International Secretariat
1 Easton Street

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors

Liturgical Calendar

July 22, 2014

Saint Mary Magdalene

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:24-43


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20

Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdalene »


Homily of the Day

Mt 12:38-42


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: