AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL – Amnesty International’s updated policy on abortion

Amnesty International recognizes the right of every woman, girl or person who can become pregnant to abortion, provided in a manner that respects their rights, autonomy, dignity and needs in the context of their lived experiences, circumstances, aspirations and views. Amnesty International’s abortion policy calls for full decriminalization of abortion and universal access to abortion, post-abortion care and evidence-based, non-biased abortion-related information, free of force, coercion, violence and discrimination. The organization’s approach to abortion is principle-based and derived from international human rights law and standards and long-standing human rights principles.

To support the roll-out of the updated policy, see also their press releaseexplanatory note, ‘key messages’ and a Q & A.  

FULL TEXT OF THE POLICY in English / French / Spanish