.- The spokesman for the Bishopsâ Conference of Spain, Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, said this week the bishops of that country are willing to support new public protests if the current government continues to insist on liberalizing abortion laws that are being debated in Parliament.
âWe want to support whatever we can so that lawmakers know that Catholics do not want this,â Bishop Martinez Camino explained during an interview with Europa Press. âPromoting laws that give license to kill contradicts human and Christian consciences,â he added.
He also warned that guilt for abortion falls not only on women who choose to have them, but also on âthose who do not support them, those who pressure them or mistreat them.â
Lawmakers didnât escape the bishopâs warning either, especially those who are believers. Those politicians who promote âthese kinds of lawsâ should be aware that the punishment of excommunication âis not only for the women, but also for all those whose direct collaboration was necessary to carry out an abortion,â he said.
Bishop Martinez Camino stressed also that abortion âis not a right,â and called on lawmakers to provide greater assistance and thereby ensure that there is never an excuse for taking the life of another person.
âIf we have the right to take the lives of our children, we have lost all sense of what rights mean,â he added.
The liberalization of the law on abortion would âsubtlety and absurdlyâ justify this practice as a âright,â he continued, and undermine all other personal rights. The license to kill children is âcontrary to the concept of rights,â the bishop said.