Regarding recent laws passed in Spain that force doctors to practice euthanasia and abortion, Martínez-Sellés said, "they can’t force us because our conscientious objection is guaranteed by the Constitution of Spain and in the European Charter of fundamental rights.
“We doctors ask that they allow us to care for, palliate, and serve” our patients. “We dedicate ourselves to that and not to killing,” the president of the Madrid College of Physicians emphasized.
The Bocanera family also gave their testimony at the March for Life. They have two biological daughters and for 14 years they have been a foster family for children with disabilities, in addition to being part of an emergency foster care program for children between 0 and 3 years old. Over the years they have taken in four children with different needs.
"We are grateful to the mothers of these four children who decided to stand up for the lives of their children with disabilities, even though they seemed destined to not be in this world," the Bocanera family said.
"We thank these mothers who dared to have their children even though they couldn't take care of them, and put them in foster care so that others, so that we, could take care of them and learn from them every day," they added.
The last testimony was given by Alina, a young Ukrainian who has lived in Spain for years and participates in the rescue efforts in front of abortion facilities. She stressed that "women are pressured to abort, so they must be offered help and support."
"They call it the right to abort, but in reality we mothers want the right to have help to raise our children," stressed the young Ukrainian, who also addressed a message to women who have already had an abortion, asking them to "join the pro-life movement to save babies and give the support that you weren’t able to receive”.
The event ended with a minute of silence for unborn children, the victims of abortion.
During those 60 seconds, an ultrasound was performed on a pregnant mother, a Ukrainian woman who recently arrived in Spain fleeing the war in her country, and the heartbeat of the unborn child could be heard by the march participants.