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Amnesty's disregard for the rule of law is shameful

19 June 2018

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The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has hit back at Amnesty International's claims that the Government's position on Northern Ireland's abortion laws are "shameful". Grainne Teggart of Amnesty International made the remarks after leaked briefing notes prepared for Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley reiterated the Government's position that abortion is a matter for local politicians and it has no plans to amend abortion law in the province. 

Antonia Tully, SPUC's Campaigns Director, said: “Amnesty International has orchestrated a cheap media stunt around the leaked Karen Bradley notes, but we should not overlook the sinister pro-abortion agenda of this powerful group which is driving forward ‘reproductive health’ rights around the world.

“Amnesty is clearly determined to jump on every bandwagon to push its abortion message in Northern Ireland. This so-called ‘human rights’ organisation is riding roughshod over the right to life of unborn babies.  Amnesty’s slogan ‘standing up for humanity and human rights’ rings hollow when it comes to unborn babies, who suffer the most barbaric discrimination on account of their extreme youth and weakness.

“What is truly shameful is Amnesty’s total disregard for the rule of law. The leaked notes re-iterate the Government’s position that it will leave abortion legislation in Northern Ireland to the people of Northern Ireland  and that any vote in Westminster would be free.”

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  • Eileen Auckram

    25 July 2018, 9:08pm

    So shameful that Amnesty is doing this. The org. was started by a wonderful man, Peter Benenson, who converted to Catholicism and who started the org. to help folk who were imprisoned, mostly without trial. He would be so ashamed because of where Amnesty International is going.

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