Amnesty International (AI) should push for the release of persons jailed for barring access to abortion ‘clinics’, claims pro-life activist Vickie Bellaire of Kitchener, Ontario.

“If anyone can be called a prisoner of conscience, it is certainly someone who risks arrest and imprisonment for the prevention of what they know in their hearts and minds is the destruction of human life,” Ms. Bellaire wrote in a separate letter to Alliance for Life.

In the same latter, she urged all pro-lifers to lobby Amnesty International on behalf of rescuers.

The human rights organization is neutral on the abortion issue said Bob Goodfellow, program director for AI Canada.  But it would consider intervening in the plight of pro-life prisoners of conscience if the law were “applied in a way that was politically motivated or discriminatory,” he added.