Friday, May 19, 2006

No Amnesty for the Unborn?

In a move that can at best be called ironic, at worst barbaric, Amnesty International, the world's best-known human rights organization is considering adopting policy that declares abortion is a right.

CNSNews reports: "Amnesty International's existing policy on "sexual and reproductive rights" is that it "takes no position on whether or not women have a right to choose to terminate unwanted pregnancies; there is no generally accepted right to abortion in international human rights law."

At an international council meeting in Mexico next year, Amnesty International will decide whether to abandon neutrality, declare abortion an international human right, and consequently start advocating for it."

Such a move would make a mockery of an organization that has long opposed capital punishment and claims to be a supporter of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, which reads in part: "the child ... needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth."

This is just one more glaring example of how relativism has eroded the foundation of society. It is amazing how people can hold such divergent positions on human life and yet feel no dissonance. Sadly, we live in a time when choice is enthroned as god and truth is crucified once more upon a pragmatic cross. Oh how much we will have to answer for before the judgment seat of the One whose angels behold the face of His children.

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