Friday, July 07, 2006

New Campaign to give amnesty to the unborn

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has launched an online Amnesty for Babies campaign. Patrick Buckley, a spokesman for SPUC, said preborn children are deserving of amnesty. "The word 'amnesty' comes from the Greek word 'amnestos' which means 'the forgotten ones,' " he said. "Who more than the unborn babies are nowadays the 'forgotten ones' -- particularly those which are aborted." Buckley is calling for people and legislators around the world to sign a petition that asks governments not to legalize abortion. Jeanne Head, the National Right to Life Committee's representative to the United Nations, said leaders need to hear from the people. "We need to get millions and millions of people signing on from all over the world," she said. "We need to have a positive campaign, because all of the treaty documents in the United Nations, up until this point, do provide protection for unborn children." Thomas Jacobson, Focus on the Family's representative to the U.N., pointed out the irony of preborn children needing protection from a group centered on amnesty. "We commend SPUC for this noble and essential campaign," he said, "to counter the terrible and misguided decision of some Amnesty International organizations to support abortion." FOR MORE INFORMATION:To learn more about the petition and to download copies, visit the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children website

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