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Pro-lifers in over 100 cities and towns across Spain join third annual March for Life

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9 October 2012 – Hundreds of pro-life groups and thousands of individuals in over 100 cities across Spain mobilised on Sunday for the country’s third annual March for Life. Participants called on Spain’s new, more conservative government to close the “psychological risk” loophole in Spain’s abortion laws that has led to over a million deaths, to stop the eugenic killing of disabled unborn children, and to end abortion altogether in Spain.

Supported by more than 500 volunteers, Spain’s main pro-life organisation, Right to Life (Derecho a Vivir), worked in a massive coalition to distribute more than 20,000 banners, 28,000 balloons, 6,800 hats, 60,000 leaflets and tens of thousands of other items with a pro-life message, according to Europa Press.

The same agency reports that events were held simultaneously in Portugal and several Latin American countries, including Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.

Gador Hoya, a spokesman for Right to Life, addressed demonstrators in Madrid, calling on the Spanish government to end eugenic abortions.

“No human being should be discriminated against because they are different, because they have a disability. No one!” said Hoya. “That is why we are calling for the total abolition of eugenic abortion.

“We don’t want first and second class disabled people. We want all disabled children, without exception, to be protected by their government before and after they are born”.

Hoya added that the claim that women are at “psychological risk” because of their pregnancies is unfounded and fails to address the problems that lead pregnant women to despair.

“Pregnancy doesn’t cause mental illness, nor does it disturb a woman psychologically. The cause lies in the adverse circumstances surrounding her, and we can and must eliminate these circumstances,” said Hoya. “There can be no clash between equal rights when we talk about the right to life of the unborn and the risk of depression in a woman. The right to life must always prevail over all others, because without it no right makes sense”.

Enrique Jaureguízar of Spanish Doctors for Life quoted Spanish philosopher Julian Marías: “The most serious thing that has happened in the 20th century from a moral point of view is the social acceptance of abortion.”

“And he was right,” Juareguízar continued. “We will pay for these attacks on life with an inverted demographic pyramid, with more pensioners than young workers, as we are already suffering in this terrible [economic] crisis.”

“It seems barbaric to me that there can be a law that fuels the culture of death,” marcher Carmen Gonzalez told Spanish newspaper El País. “It’s intolerable. How far are we going to go?”

Right to Life is seeking one million signatures for its petition to the Spanish government to end abortion in the country, and includes an option for non-Spanish people to add their names.


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