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Petition to end abortion in Spain draws 100,000 signatures

.- Accompanied by a group of children, a local pro-life leader delivered a petition signed by 100,000 people to the Ministry of Justice calling for the end of abortion in Spain.

Every day in the country, “300 children die in a violent way in the wombs of their mothers,” said Ignacio Arsuaga, head of the Spanish civil rights group HazteOir.org.

As he presented the petition to government officials on Oct. 4, Arsuaga urged them to fulfill their “electoral promise to change the law on abortion to protect the right to life.”  

This includes not only ending abortion but also enacting policies to support mothers, “so that women who have an unexpected pregnancy can move forward,” he added.

The organization Right to Life collected the signatures, which were delivered just three days before the local March for Life takes place in Madrid on Oct. 7.

According to Right to Life, the petition states that abortion constitutes “the cruel and violent death of a human being” and that it always leaves “two victims: the child that dies and the mother who suffers it.”  

It also denounces “the million-dollar industry that benefits a few individuals who profit from the deaths of other human begins.”

The third annual International March for Life, which also kicks-off on Oct. 7, will take place in more than 100 cities across Spain and in other cities around the world. Some 323 national and international associations are expected to participate in the march.

Tags: Abortion, March for Life, Church in Spain


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