Archive of July 29, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 29, 2007

Amnesty International defiant on pro-abortion stand, ridicules Catholic criticism

Jul 29, 2007 - 11:07 am .- Amnesty International has remained defiant about its new pro-abortion stance despite receiving international criticism for their decision to abandon their long standing neutrality regarding abortion and embrace it fully as a human right. Amnesty was founded in 1961 by a Catholic convert, the late Peter Benenson, and has  enjoyed the support of  Catholic organizations and individuals in its campaigns against torture and  capital punishment. It has also received praise in the past for staying clear of the abortion issue, which the organization has viewed as "outside its mandate" for the last 50 years.