Friday, June 02, 2006

USA section keeps quiet on its decision

The US section of AI has still not made clear its position on the matter of abortions. The section held an AGM last month in Oregon.

According to the Catholic News Agency Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J.,said he had questioned the U.S. section about its intentions and was told that "no decision has been made" or would be made before 2007. "I would hope they reject it," Mr Smith said. "They [Amnesty International] would cease to be a human rights organization and morph into just another anti-child, pro-abortion organization."

1 comment:

Me said...

Hi Dan. Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. Not sure how to reach you directly so I thought I'd leave a comment here.

I really do want to thank you because you actually seem to THINK through these things. I have no problem with the pro-life stance per se. I don't believe in it personally and if I were pressed, I could express my own personal convictions about it but I do not dismiss it totally. There are complex issues at stake and I'm not foolish enough to think that all people who support a pro-life stance can somehow be categorically wrong.

Having said that, then, my post was meant not so much as a direct response but a sort of meta-response to what I saw. It was meant (and paradoxically crafted) as an "unrefined" and emotional response to what I saw. I wrote it to be an antithesis of what I preceived as an uneffective and sly campaign by the pro-life demonstrators I encountered. I am sure there are better ways to present the pro-life stand point. In fact, part of the reason why I wrote such a long rant is not because I reacted to the content they delivered but to the style and presentation and rhetoric of the content they DID present. I can honestly say there really was nothing in the content of what I saw that struck a nerve. It was the presentation.

In any case, please feel free to email me (through my blogger profile). I would love to discuss these issues further with someone who's concerned with the actual moral and philosophical underpinnings of his argument rather than focusing on seductive rhetoric that is aimed at conversion and nothing else.