Amnesty International’s policy change on abortion displays a breathtaking contempt for the views of its core members
It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes. No, this isn’t an article concerning a foreign totalitarian regime, but a reference to one of the world’s most well-known human rights organisations, Amnesty International, who recently adopted a controversial policy to ‘defend women’s access to abortion’, amid accusations of censorship, disregarding the views of its members, adopting the policy in secret and misrepresenting its true scope.
Amnesty insists that the policy was “overwhelmingly adopted by the global membership through our democratic structures” following extensive membership consultation over a two year period from 2005-2007. However there are reasons to question this version of events.