Loading
Spain: Nearly 80 percent of pregnant teens choose not to abort

.- Nearly 80 percent of pregnant teenage girls in Spain choose to continue their pregnancies when they receive the necessary support and counseling, reported the Red Madre Foundation.
 
The director of the foundation, Carmina Garcia-Valdes, told reporters that since Spain’s new abortion law took effect one year ago, there has been a 45 percent increase in the number of teenage girls who have sought her organization’s assistance.

The foundation has helped more than 6,000 women choose life since it was founded in 2007.
 
In 2010, 53 percent of the 4,331 women helped by the foundation were between the ages of 14 and 20, up from 18 percent in 2009.  Many of the women who seek out assistance are immigrants “who do not want to abortion but suffer from all kinds of pressure.”
 
Garcia-Valdes underscored that eight out of every 10 pregnant teens decided to continue on with their pregnancies, which shows that “teens do not want to abort,” and that those who do so are reacting to “pressure, in most cases, from their family members.”
 
She also noted that teens “are not protected by the law,” since abortion on demand up to the 14th week ensures they suffer “even more pressure” to “abort as soon as possible and to not think about it too much.” 
 
“They have no time for reflection and now they are asking us for psychological and psychiatric help,” she added.
 
“When a pregnant woman receives the help she needs, she continues on. Perhaps her situation remains unresolved but once she has her child, she has the necessary tools to carry on,” Garcia-Valdes said.

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

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Sep
3

Liturgical Calendar

September 3, 2014

Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Chu rch

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 4:38-44

Gospel
Date
09/03/14
09/02/14
09/01/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 3:1-9
Gospel:: Lk 4:38-44

Homily of the Day

Lk 4:38-44

Homily
Date
09/03/14
09/02/14
09/01/14
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: