Bishop resigns over Amnesty move
The Roman Catholic bishop of East Anglia (Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk) has resigned from Amnesty International over its decision to back abortion for rape victims.
A bishop who has been a member of Amnesty International for 31 years has resigned from the organisation over its changed attitude to abortion.
The organisation wants women to have access to abortion where pregnancy is a grave risk to their life or health.
As part of a campaign on women’s rights the group is highlighting the issue of rape in society and war zones.
The Rt Rev Michael Evans, Bishop of East Anglia, said he could not agree to their stance and therefore resigned.