A pro-life lawmaker in Spain spoke out last week against socialist government leaders’ efforts to crush legislation that would help pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.
Mercedes Rodríguez Tamayo, a deputy in the Andalusia regional parliament, said babies in the womb are valuable human beings who deserve to be protected, too, according to Breitbart.
“From the beginning of human gestation there is life, and human life embodies a central value of our constitutional order,” Tamayo said.
A member of the populist party VOX, she spoke in support of legislation proposed in Castille and León to make sure pregnant mothers have the opportunity to hear their unborn baby’s heartbeat before making a final decision about abortion, the report continues.
These are “common sense measures, which seek to inform women in that difficult dilemma,” she said.
“Women do not need to be protected, we are perfectly qualified to, before an offer of information, say yes or no,” Tamayo continued. “… abortions already account for one in four births and will soon exceed this proportion.”
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Here’s more from the report:
Tamayo’s remarks come after Spain’s socialist-led government moved to amend the country’s abortion law to prevent regions from implementing pro-life policies that may sway women away from going ahead with an abortion. …
“On abortion, only what the left wants is said,” Tamayo said and added that the left tried to muzzle pro-life groups and stated that those engaging in abortions “cause 90,000 sufferings a year, “which “is clearly a failure of society to which politicians must react sensibly and putting life in the foreground.”
Abortions are legal up to 14 weeks in Spain. The country also legalized euthanasia in 2021. Now, like most European countries, Spain is struggling with declining birth rates and an aging population.
Despite the growing problems, Tamayo said the socialist government leaders have been directing attention and resources to abortions instead of support for mothers and children, according to the report.
“We will continue to propose and approve measures to promote birth to reverse the demographic winter in which we are immersed, support families to reduce the maternity gap and prevent women from having to delay and even reject the moment of being mothers due to the economic and working conditions that prevent us, and measures to help young people start a family,” she said.
Abortions destroy tens of millions of unborn babies’ lives every year across the world. Estimates vary, but one report puts the number of abortions in 2022 at 44 million worldwide. Assisted suicide and euthanasia that kill the elderly and people with disabilities also are growing problems, especially in North America and Europe.