April 2007

These are extraordinary times and we need you now more than ever.” So starts the blurb on Amnesty International USA’s member recruitment website. And I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, times are indeed extraordinary when an organization that purports to be an advocate and defender of human rights proposes to actively remove the rights of unborn children.

I am still an active member of Amnesty International and I will continue to be one unless and until the organization adopts the policy that will advocate abortion as a human right. There are many people in the same situation which is why AI sectors worldwide are preparing for an exodus of members, hence more intensified recruitment drives. AIUSA is already seeing the need to attract more members and in an online recruitment campaign tagged “Believe. And be counted.”(sic) the organization says it wants to attract 75 new members every day in April.

AIUSA’s recruitment literature continues:
“We can’t restore the basic American rights that have been so seriously eroded over the
past six years without you.
You can play an important role in Amnesty International’s work to reverse the disas
trous course of human rights pursued by the Bush Administration. Renew your membership or join Amnesty for the first time and declare your commitment to the America you believe in.”



Women for Life International has become the latest group to oppose Amnesty International’s proposals to advocate abortion as a human right and warned that, if passed, the proposals would set a precedent for unfettered “fetal genocide” and exploit women worldwide.

Molly White, co-founder of the North American based group, said: “The proposed policy is not only in direct conflict with the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights … but adoption of such a policy would set a precedent for worldwide, unfettered fetal genocide; worldwide exploitation of pregnant women, especially poor women; and a worldwide epidemic of violence against women and the girl child.”


Amnesty International risks becoming complicit in one of civilization’s greatest human rights abuses and taking the side of tyrants, according to the world’s largest pro-life movement.

Human Life INternational President Fr T. EuteneuerSpeaking just days after Amnesty International UK’s vote to support advocating abortion as a human right, Human Life International’s president Father Thomas Euteneuer warned the organization that if it dropped its neutral stance on abortion it would become its “own enemy, and become complicit in one of the greatest human rights abuses of all time: abortion on demand.”

He continued: “It was bad enough they were neutral on the crime of abortion in the first place, but if they drop even that they switch sides to stand on the side of tyrants and genocide.

“The failure to see the plight of the unborn for the injustice that it is represents a grave moral blindness, not a sensitivity to the oppressed.” (more…)