La Marcia per la Vita 2022, guardando a Washington e alla Colombia

The fight for life continues, on the streets and in parliaments, with victories and defeats. In Washington, thousands of people are sitting in the piazza in January to celebrate life with Marchforlifewhile Colombia has decriminalized abortion until the twentieth week. In Spain, the Yes to Life platform has declared the March for Life for Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Madrid.

Rafael Miner-February 24, 2022-Reading time: 4 minutes
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The Piattaforma Yes to Life  has once again called on Spanish civil society to take to the piazza in defense of all human beings, on March 27 at 12 noon in Madrid, to demand "respect for the dignity of all people and to demonstrate the rejection of the latest laws recently passed, which directly undermine human life". The International Day of Life will be celebrated again after two years without taking place due to the sanitary situation.

The procession of demonstrators will start in via Serrano in Madrid at the intersection with Goya, and will reach Plaza de Cibeles, where a demonstration will take place with testimonies, music and a final manifesto prepared by the participating organizations.

The Piattaforma Yes to Life  is composed of more than 500 associations working for the promotion of Life from its beginning to its natural end. In 2011, all of them gathered in this platform to celebrate around March 25th, the International Day of Life, a public and unitary event to celebrate this date under the same color: green hope and under the same motto: Yes to life.

Depenalization in Colombia

The call of the Piattaforma has usually annual frequency, and this time comes a few days after the Constitutional Court of Colombia has approved the decriminalization of abortion up to 24 weeks this very Monday, with a historic vote but with a narrow result: five votes in favor and four against - criticized by the president of the Latin American country.

Iván Duque has underlined his concern for the fact that the decision "makes it easier for abortion to become almost a contraceptive practice, a restrictive and regular one". In a radio interview, the Colombian president called himself "a pro-life person", and insisted on the fact that "life begins at conception", according to him. El Mundo. .

Marce per la Vita: Washington

At the end of January, the annual Marcia per la Vita, sponsored by Marchforlife  with the participation of thousands of people, who have joined in the hope that it would be the last national march, and who have joined in a new cry for "the gift of every human life to be protected by law and accepted with love".

The freezing temperatures of -6º Celsius in the North American capital and the high infection rates of the omicron variant of Covid.19 did not dampen the spirits of thousands of young people from all over the country who returned to the 40th edition of MarchforLife, as our guest Gonzalo Meza reports.

Catholic colleges and universities were represented by hundreds of students who came to the capital from different parts of the country to participate in the march.

Also in Finland

In September of last year a historic event took place in Helsinki: the first Marcia per la Vita in Helsinki. Finland. The objective, as Raimo Goyarrola refers, was identical to that of the other marches that have been held in many places, i.e. to stimulate public debate on the reality of human life in the maternal body, on the phenomenon of abortion and on the defense of the right to life of unborn children.

Abortion in Finland is allowed almost freely. And that Saturday March 11 September in Helsinki was a first and a second. "About 9,000 unborn Finns come to abortion every year. This is exactly the number that would be useful for a general change in society. We are at unsustainable numbers for a stable future. There are still children. But now the time has come to talk, to communicate, to dialogue", wrote Raimo Goyarrola.

500 associations in Spain

In Spain, the Yes to Life Platform is made up of more than 500 associations working for the promotion of Life from its beginning to its natural end. In 2011, the associations met within the framework of this Platform to carry out, around March 25 - International Day of Life - a public and unitary event with the same motto: Yes to Life.

Since then, the piattaforma has not failed in its commitment. In the last two years, the demonstrations have been held online, with a wave on the Piattaforma's YouTube channel; and according to the note published today, "this 2022 we will once again be on the square with strength to celebrate life in a well-established demonstration, which grows every year in the number of participants, especially young people. In addition to expressing this commitment and the greatness of life, respect for the dignity of each person will be sought and the refusal of the latest laws passed, which directly undermine human life, will be expressed. 

L' Associazione  of Sportivi per la Vita e la Famiglia will carry out the second Corsa di Solidarietà per la Vita, as a sign of the union of the world of sport in favor of human life. This event, preceding and complementary, will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Via Serrano, in the form of the Urban Run and with a maximum of 500 participants.

During these days the site will be updated with materials of interest: merchandising, locations to advertise the Marcia, ecc. Who wants can collaborate as a volunteer by registering in the module that compares on the page. And whoever can collaborate with a donation is encouraged to do it through Bizum ONG: 00589: also through a bonus on account ES28 0081 7306 6900 0140 0041, intestate to the Spanish Federation of Associations for Life. The reason to indicate is: Yes to Life, with the name of the person or the association that is making the will.

Convening associations

Among the convening associations are ABIMAD, ACdP, ADEVIDA, AEDOS, AESVIDA, Associazione di Bioetica di Madrid, Associazione Spagnola di Farmacia Sociale, Associazione Europea degli Avvocati di Famiglia, ANDEVI, Associazione Universitaria APEX, AYUVI, Centro Legale Tomás Moro, CIDEVIDA, CIVICA, COFAPA , CONCAPA, e-cristians, El Encinar de Mambré, Evangelium Vitae, Famiglia e dignità umana, Famiglie affidatarie, FAPACE, Federazione spagnola delle associazioni per la vita, Forum delle famiglie, Fondazione Educatio Servanda, Fondazione Jérome Lejeune, REDMADRE, Fundación Vida, Fundación Más Futuro, Fundación Villacisneros, Fundación +Vida, HO- Right to Live, Hogares de Santa María, Hogares de Santa Maria, Lands Care, One of Us, Más Futuro, NEOS, Professionals for Ethics, Red Mission, RENAFER, Giovanni Paolo II Soccorritori, SOS Famiglia, Spei Mater, Fondazione Valori e Società, Voce Postaborto, ecc.

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