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| 28th August 2007 | Modified: 17th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 32 times | Liked 0 times

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28th August 2007

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has today written to the Director of Amnesty International in Scotland advising him that he intends to resign his membership of the organisation following the decision by the International Council of Amnesty International to support the provision of abortion services.  

In his letter, Cardinal O'Brien states his decision is made with "great sadness" but on the grounds that the organisation's new stance places it "in contravention to that basic right to human life". Cardinal O'Brien first joined Amnesty as a student over 40 years ago and has supported it over many decades.  

The full text of the Cardinal's statement is shown below.  

ENDS  


Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org  

Note to Broadcasters:  

A 40s audio clip of Cardinal O'Brien explaining his decision is available in MP3 format from the Catholic Media Office - email requests to mail@scmo.org  

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