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02 / 10 / 2009 - Amnesty International- "abortion" is a Human Right
Amnesty International (AI) has launched a new campaign for "the right to maternal health" targeting the United States, Peru, Nicaragua and Sierra Leone. Entitled the "Demand Dignity Campaign", AI is advancing the concept of maternal health as a human right and "safe" abortion as a service to which a woman is "entitled". Amnesty International is following radical pro-abortionists at the UN including the CEDAW committee which states "legal provisions on abortion constitute a violation of the rights of women to health and life and of article 12 of the Convention." (in reference to the CEDAW Convention)
The AI campaign in Nicaragua argues against the law protecting the pre-born from abortion and claims the law "endangers the lives and health of all pregnant women in Nicaragua". The report states: "AI believes that where women's access to safe and legal abortion services and information is restricted, their fundamental human rights may be at grave risk."
AI also addresses maternal care in the U.S. as a human rights issue and is gathering personal testimonies for a report on maternal mortality. The report will focus on health issues surrounding pregnancy and childbirth and is raising suspicions that it may be another pro-abortion attempt to discredit pregnancy centers. AI states that it is seeking input from women who experienced what it calls "inappropriate or discriminatory attitudes or behavior" or if women felt that health providers were not "respecting patients needs and questions." The report is due to be released in March 2010.
Source: Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PCNI)