More than 120 organizations defending life, the freedom and dignity of the person were constituted yesterday in an assembly to unite in one voice against the legalization of euthanasia, the extension of the abortion law and, in general, “against the project of social destruction” that they attribute to the Government of the PSOE-Podemos coalition.
In back of the Assembly for Life, Liberty and Dignity, as the group is called, there are well-known names in Spanish politics such as the former minister Jaime Mayor Oreja, President of the European Federation One of Us, or the former president of the Basque PP, Maria San Gil, vice president of the Villacisneros Foundation. Other associations that make up the assembly are Christians in Democracy, the Spanish Federation of Pro-Life Associations, the Family Forum, the Catholic Association of Propagandists and heads of medical groups such as the president of the Madrid Medical Association, Manuel Martínez-Sellés.
The assembly was born as a “response to the concern and rejection of millions of Spaniards to the legislative priorities of the Government”, that, in his view, “seek the destruction of a social order based on Christian principles and values, based on the dignity of the human person and seek confrontation and social destabilization “, according to a statement, in which they add that the legalization of euthanasia,” together with the disregard of a palliative care plan “and the expansion of the law abortion, have represented a turning point in the activity of this long hundred organizations that, at the time, promoted a
The assembly will launch a collection of signatures for a comprehensive palliative care plan and prepares mobilizations
The organizers plan for a comprehensive palliative care plan, as well as, given the restrictions decreed by the covid-19 health crisis, in the main cities of Spain. “Today
“Ignore part of society”
The Assembly, which has been moderated by journalist Javier Nieves, It began with the intervention of Alfonso Bullón de Mendoza, president of the Catholic Association of Propagandists, for whom the processing of the Euthanasia Law ignores the needs of patients who are in that situation of vulnerability and fragility and those of their families. He has tried to steal from the social debate the real question that is none other than the defense of life. The president of the ACdP also pointed out that “as people, as citizens and in many cases also as believers, we affirm the progress of Humanity, and that of each society, is linked to the affirmation of an anthropology that thus understands the lifetime”.
“We claim our right to think and act according to our criteria and convictions. We have to tell the truth »
Maria san gil
On the importance of social action and its influence on politics, he stated that in these critical moments “society needs references, arguments, pedagogy and leadership. We are all part of different associations and foundations so we have to be consistent and honest with what we defend, we have to AND we have to tell the truth to a society they want to numb and transform «.
“The culture of death is shrouded in lies and, with the truth, the ‘anti-life dogmas’ must be destroyed”
alicia de la torre
, for his part, encouraged not to be discouraged by difficulties: «Mere joint action, proposing sensible and reasoned ideas to society, provoking conversations that lead to our proposals. Furthermore, he has highlighted the importance of this Assembly, which «It is constituted as a link and instrument of continuity, generator of ideas, proposals and arguments, diffuser of initiatives«.
Palliative Care Plan and mobilizations
Josep Miró i Ardèvol, president of E-Cristians, has broken down a series of actions, among which he also highlights the need to carry out other actions that «are included under the concept of broadening the public debate to show the damages of the Euthanasia Law and its fallacies. Also its unconstitutionality «.
Given the current situation of restrictions and the evolution of the pandemic data, Daniel Fernández, director of Christians in Democracy, has proposed to convene or collect signatures to promote any Popular Legislative Initiative, taking into account the large number of organizations that since today they are involved in this new initiative.
“Euthanasia is condemned by the World Medical Association and the Bioethics Committee”
Manuel Martinez Sellés
For Alicia de la Torre, president of the Spanish Federation of Pro-Life Associations, “the culture of death is shrouded in lies and, with the truth, the ‘anti-life dogmas’ must be destroyed. . For this reason, it has valued these aspects: showing the truth, knowing how to communicate it, being constant and being united. He also recalled the commitment to carry out, as has been done since 2011, a public and unified act around the International Day of Life, with the motto ‘Yes to life’.
“Forbidden in the Hippocratic Oath”
José Manuel Pagán Agulló, rector of the Catholic University of Valencia, has affirmed that the gravity of the moment demands it; We have begun to carry out joint actions but it is not enough, we must organize and share strategy in the urgent task of keeping awake sensitivity to the truth and the good. religious freedom; or the right to education, among others, are the truths of the natural order that, in a special way, our universities must spread in favor of a more dignified society.
“We have the obligation to defend the value of the truth, the freedom of education and the dignity of the person”
Jaime Mayor Ear
Regarding the response of doctors to the Euthanasia Law, he has stated that euthanasia is not a medical act, that it breaks the doctor-patient relationship and that in addition to being condemned by the World Medical Association and the Bioethics Committee. He also stressed that what is really necessary is to alleviate suffering with palliative care, which currently has a very insufficient development in Spain.
Defend the truth and freedom
The assembly has been closed by the president of the European Federation One of Us, who has advocated to face the project of social destruction that the Government of Spain is carrying out. In addition, Mayor Oreja has pointed out that, from “the commitment to unity, summation and coordination, we not only have to carry out this assembly, it is not only the defense of the value of life, however decisive it may be, but we have and will have truth, freedom of education and religious freedom, the nature and dignity of the of the historical role of the Monarchy and the Church in our nation «.