.- The secretary of the organization Pro-Life Youth of Valencia (Spain), Juan Rivera, denounced the State and society for their âde facto protection of abortion,â saying, âIts hypocrisy to speak about human rights and at the same time pay no attention to those who walk down the street with their hands stained with blood.â
In an interview about the inaugural conference for pro-life youth in Spain, Rivera said, âOur society needs to wake up and defend life with all of its consequences. Thatâs why we decided to organize the conference, because we believe the youth must awaken our countryâs conscience.â
âItâs not true that young people are asleep,â he continued. Rather, they have become conveniently enslaved to consumerism and to entertainment, âand thus when we say something that rings true we are ignored.â
Likewise, Rivera pointed out, âIf a society does not protect life, it destroys itself, and since this is about our future, we want to avoid this.â âWe want to âfree ourselves of a future without hopeâ which some adults are proposing, âand to do that we need to start at the beginning which is defending the right to life of everyone.â
Rivera said abortion in Spain is âpractically free-of-chargeâ and is âthe first cause of death in the countryâ (some 100,000 in his estimate) compared to the âone thousand victims of domestic violence that is talked about so much. âAbortion is also criminal and bloody violence in the heart of the family itself,â he added.
âWeâre facing the dilemma of an egotistical, destructive world without hopeâwhich is the world of the culture of death that comes from abortionâversus a world of peace, hope and forgiveness which is the one we want to build through the culture of life. We want to break with the abortion past and with a future without hope,â Rivera stated.
âWe are fed up with so much hypocrisy, of hearing people talk about solidarity and peace and at the same time not offering it to those who need it most who are the unborn human beings. We young people are for authenticity and for ideals, and the defense of life is the most necessary and beautiful ideal we can hold up.â