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The defense of life is reinforced in the streets of Madrid

In less than a year, Madrid has hosted three demonstrations in defense of life. In November 2021 it was 'Every life matters'. At the end of March, the March for Life 2022which vindicated the care of every human being from conception to natural death. Yesterday, with the leadership of the NEOS platform, tens of thousands of people shouted "yes to life" and crowded the Plaza de Colón.

Francisco Otamendi-June 27, 2022-Reading time: 2 minutes
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Image of the demonstration for life on June 26, 2022.

In a familiar and vindictive atmosphere, thousands of people from different parts of the Spanish geography demonstrated yesterday in defense of life and of the truth in Madrid, organized by the NEOS platform.

The harshest criticisms were directed towards the "indoctrinating educational laws", the reform of the abortion law and the current euthanasia law, which is already protecting the aid in dying of the sick by the hand of some doctors in Spain. The demonstration began at the Bilbao traffic circle and ended at the Plaza de Colón.

"The debate for life is open, and life will always win," he said. Jaime Mayor OrejaWe are mobilizing because we want to denounce not the rulers, but the inventors who generate ideas rather than laws, and who do not seek the common good. "We are mobilizing because we want to denounce not the rulers, but the inventors who generate ideas rather than laws, and who do not seek the common good, but the Spanish people against each other".

Mayor Oreja considered that the act "is a commitment, an obligation, which will mean a before and an after". "We are mobilizing in this great debate because we do not want to be part of a complicit and guilty silence." Shortly after, he appealed to the involvement of "believers and non-believers in the defense of our civilization" and requested "those of us who are believers to let us not hide our faith.

The demonstration was called in advance, but it came two days after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal abortion "right" in the United States has been overturned. Six of the nine justices who make up the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution does not grant or contain a right to abortion.as reported by Omnes.

It has taken nearly half a century for the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, to overturn its ruling Roe v. Wadewhich declared the existence of a right constitutional right to abortion, and the U.S. Court's decision, which returns jurisdiction to the states, may spell the beginning of the end of abortion in the United States, has written Rafael Palomino.

For the organizations that convened yesterday, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court shows that "the battle for life is more alive than ever. It is a door of hope that this will also be done in Spain," said Maria San Gil, vice president of the Villacisneros Foundation and member of NEOS.

The March for Life 2022 at the end of March also took place in Madrid with an eye on the United States and Colombia. In Washington, thousands of people took to the streets in January to defend life with MarchforLifewhile Colombia decriminalized abortion up to 24 weeks.

At yesterday's event, among others, Carmen Fernández de la Cigoña, director of the CEU Institute of Family Studies, spoke at the event and asked: "Do not be afraid", recalling the first words of St. John Paul II after he was elected Pope in 1978. The CEU director criticized the passing of anti-life and anti-freedom laws. "Taking away the three days of reflection" is one more step to prevent "people from thinking," he pointed out.

Nayeli Rodriguez, national coordinator of the platform 40 days for lifeHe recalled that more than 2.5 million innocent people have died since the approval of the abortion law. "We are not talking about numbers, they are people."

The authorFrancisco Otamendi

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