Monday, 19 November 2007

Catholics attack Amnesty

The Catholic Church has called on its members to stop giving money to Amnesty because of their supportfor abortion in exceptional circumstances.

I could perhaps understand if Amnesty were being criticised for coming out and being unashamedly pro-choice, but they're simply saying that abortion is acceptable in cases of rape or danger to the mother.

I think it is really sad that a religious group should attack Amnesty in this way.

After all Amnesty stands up for a lot of the things that any church must hold dear, the right to practise your religion without being attacked.

Amnesty is a brilliant organisation, even if they were to come out as being pro-choice surely it isn't worth throwing the baby out with the bath water (no pun intended).

Thankfully only 222 of Amnesty's ample British membership have heeded the Church's request, but to my mind that's still 222 too many.

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