On July 6-8, 2018, delegates with Amnesty International met in Warsaw, Poland, and approved “proposals to tackle the devastating human rights consequences of misguided attempts by countries to criminalize and restrict abortion and to punish people for using drugs.”
On abortion, the press release states: “Representatives voted to adopt an updated position on abortion that calls on states not just to decriminalize abortion, but to guarantee access to safe and legal abortion in a broad way that fully respects the rights of all women, girls, and people who can get pregnant. It will replace Amnesty International’s current position on abortion, which calls for the decriminalization of abortion, and access to abortion in a limited set of cases, which was adopted in 2007,” reports the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.
The ending of neutrality on abortion in 2007 caused the organization to quickly become one of the biggest promoters of abortion in the world. It campaigned for abortion in Ireland years before this year’s referendum, and has stated that Northern Ireland should permit abortions.
Amnesty International asserts that “access to safe abortion services is a human right. Under international human rights law, everyone has a right to life, a right to health, and a right to be free from violence, discrimination, and torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.”
As noted by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, the human rights of the unborn child are nowhere mentioned.