Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Goodbye Amnesty International

Today I cancel my membership of AI. I have sent them an email:


Membership: 19912/524

Following the adoption of a policy supporting the right to abortion, I must cancel my membership. I have already cancelled my regular donations to Amnesty.

I took part in the consultation on the matter but I see that members’ views have been ignored. This is a sad day; I have been a member of AI since I was at school in the late 1980s. I joined an organisation campaigning for human rights, not a political agenda. The protection of unborn children is as much a legitimate object of government concern as the protection of children who have been born.

I have read the press release making the bizarre distinction between supporting the right to abortion and supporting a woman’s right to choose abortion, so please don’t bother me with that one. I am a published moral philosopher and I can understand English.


Joseph Shaw

1 comment:

  1. This is sad.
    I knew Amnesty had lost any moral compass when I urged them to speak out over the murder of Terri Schiavo. In some kind of Eupho-English they informed me that as Terri was disabled there was no discrimination going on.
    I wrote back explaining my own disability and asking if I had now lost my own right to life-to which I received no reply.
    Amnesty have bought into the 'life unworthy of life' line.
    God bless