.- The Bishopsâ Conference of Spain issued a statement this week calling on the faithful to participate in the pro-life march scheduled for October 17 to protest against the Socialist governmentâs proposed reform of Spainâs abortion laws.
âThe laity are appropriately responding to this challengeâwhich is of great moral and social transcendenceâby making use of their right to peacefully protest to express their disagreement with the proposed law, which constitutes a serious step backwards in the protection of the right to life of the unborn, a greater abandonment of pregnant mothers and irreparable harm to the common good,â the bishops said.
They urged Spaniards to read their statement issued on June 17 in which they denounced the idea of converting the killing of the unborn into a âright.â The proposed reform of the countryâs abortion law is âunjust,â the bishops continued, calling for prayers that unborn human life would be âappropriately protected by our laws.â
Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino, secretary general of the Bishopsâ Conference, said opposing abortion, which is âgrave crime,â âis not a question of religion.â
âA people that kills its own children is a people without a future,â he warned.