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