Demonstrations against abortion were held in Madrid and 87 other cities across Spain on Sunday. The countrywide demonstrations were organized by Spain's pro-life associations Derecho a Vivir (Right to Life), Hazte Oír (Make Yourself Heard), Doctors for Life, and ProLife Madrid.It is estimated that 500,000 took part in total. 100,000 people attended the Madrid protest. The Manifesto for Life was read at all rallies
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THE “MANIFESTO” SIGNED BY 300 SCIENTISTS AND SCHOLARS AGAINST ABORTION
The twelve points mentioned in the Manifesto defend “human life in its initial stage, as an embryo and as a fetus,” and reject “the use of abortion towards economic or ideological lucrative interests.” The document calls for a “correct interpretation of scientific data on human life in all its stages.” The scholars also analyse the social consequences of abortion, which they call “tragic”, adding that “a society that remains indifferent to the slaughter of nearly 120,000 babies each year is a failed and sick society.” Likewise, they reject the possibility that a sixteen-year-old girl can abort without parental consent and claim that “an abortion law without restrictions would make the woman the only one responsible for a violent act against the life of her own son.” Among the signatories there are Professors Nicolás Jouve, Dean of Genetics; César Nombela, Dean of Microbiology; Francisco Abadía Fenoll, retired Dean of Cellular Biology; and Julio Navascués Martínez, Dean of Cellular Biology. The Manifesto, that can be signed only by persons of intellectual authority and excellence, has already gathered more that 300 signatures.
Thousands of Spaniards gathered this week in Madrid for the "March for Life," which had as its theme, "There is no right to kill, there is only the right to live." The march was held in opposition to a plan to liberalize the country’s laws on abortion. Eighty seven simultaneous marches also took place in cities across Spain.
Speakers at the march in Madrid included Paloma de Cendra, member of the Right to Life Committee of Experts, and an expert on post-abortion stress syndrome; Ignacio Arsuaga, president of the watchdog website Hazteoir.org; and Dr. Gador Joya, national spokesman for Right to Life. Dr. Joya read the Manifesto for Life at the event.
Cendra, who for years has been helping women who have aborted, said she has yet to find a "single one who wanted to do it." They did it, she said, out of "fear, loneliness, abandonment, pressure, discrimination, and even threats." "Is this the free choice that some proclaim?" she asked........