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Topics: Amnesty International

United Nations Human Rights Committee Pressures Ireland to Legalize Abortion

A recent decision handed down by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) has once again condemned Ireland for maintaining laws that protect the right to life for the unborn. The decision is now the second time in the last year that the CCPR has attempted to intervene on Ireland’s national sovereignty, pressuring the country to legalize abortion. The New York-based abortion advocacy law group, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), petitioned the CCPR on …

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President’s Page: The Travesty of Amnesty International Betraying One’s Own Principles

Back in the eighties, when I emerged from the darkness that was China’s one-child policy, I approached Amnesty International (AI). The organization had done much good work over the years advocating for political prisoners, protesting all forms of torture, demanding fair trials, and generally asserting the universality of human rights across cultures and peoples. I was hoping that AI could he convinced to strongly condemn the forced abortions and coerced sterilizations I had witnessed. It …

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Amnesty International Betrays Principles; Adopts Pro Abortion Stance

Amnesty International (AI), after years of skirting the issue, has officially come out in favor of abortion. At this year’s annual meeting, held in Mexico City in August, the organization declared that its policy is “to support the decriminalization of abortion, to ensure women have access to health care when complications arise from abortion and to defend women’s access to abortion—within reasonable gestational limits—when their health or life are in danger.”1 Pro-lifers will have no …

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