Loading
Civil organizations call for revision of Spain’s abortion laws to prevent abuse

.- Diverse civil organizations dedicated to promoting the defense of life and the family are praising the actions of officials in Barcelona who detained the owner of a clinic that performed abortions up to the eighth month of pregnancy. The pro-life organizations are calling for the laws on abortion to be reviewed in order to guarantee that excesses are not committed again.

The Spanish Forum on the Family praised the detention of Carlos Morin Gamarra, owner of the abortion clinic Ginemedex, and demanded the law be followed.  The Forum’s president, Benigno Blanco, noted that a “scandalous situation” has developed in Spain regarding abortion, as there is “more than sufficient proof” that in many clinics the law is not being followed.  He said the scandal has been compounded by news of how human remains after an abortion are being handled in such places as the Clinica Isadora in Madrid.

“Health care officials in Barcelona, who have the duty to inspect and regulate these centers, should put an end to the impunity and adopt precise measures so that the clinics that are licensed to practice abortion are not islands indifferent to current law,” Blanco said.

Other civil rights groups such as the website HazteOir.org have called for the law on abortion to be overturned or at least that guarantees that it is followed be implemented.  They denounced government officials for neglecting to properly inspect health care facilities and to ensure that they are following the law.  

Victims of abortion
The Association of Victims of Abortion (AVA) also praised the actions by health care officials and noted that according to “statistics from the Ministry of Health, 97% of abortions carried out in Spain are done for reasons of physical or psychological health of the mother.”

AVA said doctors are not following the legal requirement that a woman’s physical or psychological health be examined before she can receive an abortion in any center.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors
Jul
23

Liturgical Calendar

July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Gospel
Date
07/23/14
07/20/14
07/19/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 1:1, 4-10
Gospel:: Mt 13: 1-9

Saint of the Day

St. John Cassian »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:1-9

Homily
Date
07/23/14
07/21/14
07/20/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: