There’s been lots of talk recently in the Catholic news and on blogs that Amnesty International has moved from a neutral stance on abortion to a pro-abortion stance. That’s resulted in lots of Catholic organizations and bishops denouncing the group and pledging to stop their cooperation.
My response? Frankly, I was surprised they weren’t officially pro-abortion before. I mean they were effectively so before without having been explicitly so.
Amnesty is the leftiest of the lefty non-governmental agencies and despite their work on behalf of the oppressed, they’ve been reliably liberal in all things and if there’s one truth about liberals, it’s that eventually it all comes down to abortion and, like the second shoe dropping, disdain for the Church.
Why is anybody surprised?