The US section of AI has still not made clear its position on the matter of abortions. The section held an AGM last month in Oregon.

According to the Catholic News Agency Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J.,said he had questioned the U.S. section about its intentions and was told that “no decision has been made” or would be made before 2007.

“I would hope they reject it,” Mr Smith said. “They [Amnesty International] would cease to be a human rights organization and morph into just another anti-child, pro-abortion organization.”