Vatican: Catholics should not fund Amnesty Int'l

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June 13, 2007 20:21

 
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A Vatican cardinal said Monday that Roman Catholics shouldn't contribute to Amnesty International because of the group's new policy that calls for access to abortion services for women under certain circumstances. The human rights organization reversed its longtime neutral stance on abortion in April and adopted a policy urging governments to ensure access to abortion services for women in the case of rape, incest or when pregnancy represents a risk to the mother's life or a grave risk to her health. Cardinal Renato Martino, who heads the Vatican's justice and peace department, criticized the policy, saying it represented a betrayal of Amnesty's goals of ensuring human rights around the world. "The inevitable consequence of this decision, according to the cardinal, will be the suspension of any financing to Amnesty on the part of Catholic organizations and also individual Catholics," according to a statement from Martino's office.

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