As one Chilean priest said, "By proposing a pro-abortion initiative AI is abandoning its own noble ethical principles, thereby shaking the very foundations on which it is built; for the simple reason that unborn life in a mother’swomb is the very weakest of all threatened and persecuted human beings...Thus the day this initiative was launched will become a day of mourning for all those who are unconditionally committed to true humanism."
I'm not generally a really proactive person on fronts like this, but if you'd like to do what I did and send an email to AI to urge them against this initiative, you can do so by clicking here. Here's the sample email that I was given:
Re: Your proposed change of policy on abortion
For many years I have been aware of and have supported Amnesty International's work defending human rights worldwide. AI enjoys the support of many people who, like me, identify with Amnesty's core mission of defending the life and dignity of every person. This support, I am sure, will be seriously eroded if it wanders off into side issues where there is a difference of opinion amongst its supporters.
Abortion is nothing less than murder and it is achieved by torturing the unborn human baby! If AI promotes that kind of inhuman treatment, I will have no choice but stop supporting Amnesty International and become a severe opponent.
I fervently trust you will not change your present policy regarding abortion and will continue to defend the lives of everyone, including the unborn children.