Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain

Cardinal Osoro baptism Cardinal Osoro baptizes a child Sept. 27 in Madrid. | Archdiocese of Madrid.

Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city's archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro.

The newly baptized are children of women in vulnerable situations who considered abortion during their pregnancies. They were aided by the Más Futuro Association, a Catholic organization that offers support to expectant mothers and mothers in need.

Baptized Sept. 27 were a 6-year-old girl, two four-year-old boys and 11 babies less than a year old.

Nine more children were scheduled to be baptized at the same time, but were unable to be present because they were waiting for the results of coronavirus tests.

Cardinal Osoro honored the children's mothers during the baptismal rite, telling them: "You have chosen life, we know that death will come, but you have chosen life."

Some of the women had previously undergone abortions.

Present at the baptism were volunteers of the Más Futuro Association, who pray at abortion clinics in Madrid, and offer alternatives to women at the clinics who are considering abortion.

A version of this reported was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

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