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Amnesty UK vote that safe abortion is a right


At their annual conference in March, Amnesty International UK (AIUK) voted to support women’s rights worldwide to safe and legal abortion despite intense lobbying from anti-choice campaigners. AIUK’s position will be taken to the next International Council Meeting in Mexico in August 2007 at which an international decision will be made on taking a formal position on women’s right to abortion. Amnesty International (AI) is standing firm on its position despite calls from the Vatican that funding for AI from Catholics should cease. It is calling on Catholics not to turn away from women’s suffering.