As a Spaniard living outside my own country I try to be updated both in the Spanish and the English news. However, as Spain is my country I tend to feel more involved with what is happening there that what happens here. In the last weeks, the deputies of my country have been discusing a new law related with the abortion.
For those who don't know, abortion is illegal in Spain, except in 3 cases:
- When it is needed to avoid a serious harm to the life or the physic or psychic health of the mother.
- When the mother is pregnant after being rapped.
- When the baby is going to be born with some illness, physical or psychical.
This is a brief explanation about how the abortion is regulated. This three statements make the practice of abortion almost possible for every women, as they can easily state that the birth of their child will cause them psychical problems. However, even if this exceptions make abortion possible, it stills something considered illegal in Spain.
"Now the Government wishes to approve a term-law which will leave the new being completely unprotected and will abandon the woman to her problems, thus driving her to abort. On the other hand, this bill considers the sick and disabled as second-class human beings and allows them to be eliminated prior to birth.The bill also provides for minors to abort without parental consent, thus abandoning them to themselves and hindering their parents from helping their daughters in case of an unexpected pregnancy.In addition the new law intends to impose a certain type of sex education in schools, infringing upon the right of parents to educate their children in accordance with their own moral convictions" (Yes to Life, Spain. Manifesto. March 7, 2010)
The new reform was approved last week by the Senate, rejecting by 4 votes the 3 veto presented by different parties against the new reform for the abortion law. By doing so, they ignore the thousands of citizens that defend unborn children and pregnant women.
As a Spaniard I feel myself committed to defend what I think is best for my country. As a woman i understand that abortion will harm every women, as no one can be happy after killing her baby. As a being I cannot get why millions of babies are killed while they are defenseless. As a human, with reason and intellect, I cannot see what other human are doing and remain at home without letting my voice be heard, because it will be as approving what they do.
This is the reason why I write this: TO STATE, TO DEFEND & TO MAKE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BEING SINCE THEIR CONCEPTION TO THEIR DEATH HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE.
A picture of a protest in Madrid defending the right to life