Updated policy

Maybe this is where Amnesty International’s women-erasing new approach began:

Amnesty International releases updated policy on abortion

The updated policy recognizes abortion, provided in a manner that respects human rights, autonomy, and dignity, as the right of anyone who can become pregnant.

Well duh. Surely it did all along, even if it didn’t put it in that silly way.

“Around 47,000 women die each year as a result of seeking unsafe abortions. This global tragedy will not end until abortion is fully decriminalized and made accessible and affordable to everyone. Abortion must be treated like any other health service, and anyone seeking an abortion must be treated with compassion and dignity and with respect for their human rights,” said Rajat Khosla, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Research and Advocacy.

“Our updated policy was developed in consultation with human rights experts, medical providers and the Amnesty movement, and informed by years of research and engagement with women and girls whose lives have been shattered by restrictive laws.”

So they are allowing the word “women” some of the time. That’s nice.

The new policy:

  • Recognizes that anyone who can become pregnant has the right to an abortion
  • Calls for universal access to safe abortion, as early as possible and as late as necessary, and for provision of post-abortion care and evidence-based abortion-related information
  • Recognizes that decisions around pregnancy and abortion directly impact the full spectrum of human rights
  • Calls for removing abortion from criminal and other punitive laws and policies, and to stop punishing women, girls and all pregnant people, healthcare providers and others for obtaining, assisting with, or providing abortion services

Ah there it is – women, girls and all pregnant people. In other words in their “updated” policy they now pretend that “women and girls” doesn’t cover it, they need to add “and all pregnant people” to appease gender fanatics. People who can get pregnant are female, aka women and girls, by definition. Dress and walk and talk and interact like a male truck driver, and have fun doing it, but if you can get pregnant you’re a woman.

If we stop talking about women’s rights we can’t defend women’s rights.

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