Shamnesty International: Amnesty calls for women to be able to abort children at home during coronavirus crisis

Amnesty International has launched a shocking new appeal calling on the Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to allow women to abort their unborn children at home using dangerous abortion pills in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Seemingly unsatisfied with the imposition on Northern Ireland of one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world, Amnesty spokesperson Grainne Teggart claimed that the lack of DIY home abortions was ‘dangerous and unfair.’

Lamenting the lack of opportunity to have children aborted using deadly abortion pills at home, Ms Teggart claimed that, “We cannot be left without abortion services. This is unfair, dangerous and is putting women and girls at risk.”

Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life commented, “This is yet another attack on innocent human life from Amnesty International. What was once a legitimate human rights organisation is now primarily a campaign group for abortion at all costs, including during a national health emergency.”

She continued, “It is absurd to claim that without these deadly home abortions, women and girls are in danger or at risk. There is nothing more dangerous than abortion, which violently takes the life of an unborn baby 100 percent of the time. Women and girls are also much safer without abortion pills.

"At least 24 women worldwide have died as a result of taking the abortion pill, while others have been left seriously injured through adverse effects such as haemorrhaging and uterine perforation. How can we possibly claim these pills are safe?”

The pro-life group also said that Amnesty has abandoned its original mission of safeguarding human rights in pursuit of an extreme and cruel abortion agenda.

“Amnesty was founded to highlight and confront human rights abuses and to stand up for citizens who were suffering under unjust regimes. It is beyond disgraceful that Amnesty International are betraying its own founding mission through its startling infatuation with abortion, even at a time when the international focus is on preserving life.

“Amnesty now seems to spend the vast majority of its time attacking the rights of the most defenceless and vulnerable people of all – unborn babies. It’s an assault to those who seek to defend real human rights and protect the vulnerable,” Ms Smyth added.

What are DIY abortions?

DIY abortions are notoriously dangerous. Not only is the developing baby in the womb killed in early pregnancy, but women are placed at increased risks. At least 24 women worldwide have died because of adverse effects of the abortion pill. Amnesty International are calling for public access abortion pills via telemedicine (i.e., an online consultation without having to physically see a doctor).

Abortion is NOT healthcare. Mifepristone, also known as RU-486, and misoprostol are two very powerful substances taken together to abort an unborn child up to nine weeks of pregnancy. Contrary to what pro-abortion campaigners and the abortion providers say, there is no such thing as a safe abortion.

Heavy bleeding is the most common complication for women who have taken these drugs and infection and haemorrhage are the most frequent causes of mifepristone-related illness and death. In fact, since 2001, at least twenty-four women worldwide have died from fatal complications including haemorrhage, toxic shock, sepsis, organ failure, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy following an early abortion with these drugs.

Please contact our Health Minister Robin Swann and Secretary of State Brandon Lewis to urge them to resist calls from abortion extremists to legalise the home use of abortion pills:

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