The church is urging Catholics to quit donating to the Leftist group.
Cardinal Renato Raffaelle Martino, president of the pontiff’s council for justice and peace and papal envoy for migrants and refugees, claps to the music at the culture palace in Abidjan May 17, 2007. Martino is on pastoral tour to Ivory Coast. (REUTERS/Luc Gnago)
The Vatican urged Catholics to end donations to the Leftist Human Rights group Amnesty International. The leftist group supports abortion which is in conflict with the church’s teachings.
The BBC reported:
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The Vatican has urged all Catholics to stop donating money to Amnesty International, accusing the human rights group of promoting abortion.
The Vatican also said it was suspending all financial aid to Amnesty over what it said was the group’s recent change of policy on the issue.
Amnesty said it was not promoting abortion as a universal right.
But the group said that women had a right to choose, particularly in cases of rape or incest.
“No more financing of Amnesty International after the organisation’s pro-abortion about-turn,” said a statement from the Roman Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
The council’s president, Cardinal Renato Martino, described abortion as “murder”.
“And to justify it selectively, in the event of rape, that is to define an innocent child in the belly of its mother as an enemy, as ‘something one can destroy’,” the cardinal said.
Amnesty says it does not take any position on whether abortion is right or wrong.
But it defended its new position in support of abortion for women when their health is in danger or human rights are violated, especially in cases of rape or incest.
…Nice double speak by Amnesty– “We don’t support abortion except here and here.”
This news follows the despicable report released by the Leftist group equating Australian PM John Howard to Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe and US President George Bush to Sudanese Dictator Omar Al-Bashir.
The Leftist group fears a dip in donations.