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14 Children rescued from abortion to be baptized


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Alvaro Real - published on 09/25/22

Bishop Ginés García Beltrán, of the Diocese of Getafe in southern Spain, is baptizing 14 children rescued from the doors of abortion clinics.

Bishop Ginés García Beltrán, of the Diocese of Getafe in southern Spain, will preside over the celebration of the sacrament of baptism on Sunday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m., at the Parish of St. Josemaría Escrivá. During the ceremony, 14 children rescued from the doors of abortion clinics will become part of the great family of the Catholic Church.

Each of the lives of the 14 children who will be baptized on September 25 could have been cut short, “but the love of God has allowed it not to be so,” says the Diocese of Getafe in a statement.

This is thanks to the good work of the Más Futuro (“More Future”) association and the Rescatadores Juan Pablo II (“John Paul II Rescuers”), who offer mothers and their children a new chance at life.

“It’s been very complicated because each mother has a different problem, but saving babies from abortion makes us deeply happy. Despite the particularly complicated moment, we’re rescuing many children,” says Marta Velarde, head of Más Futuro.

Más Futuro has its headquarters in Alcorcón, near Madrid, where they also have a shelter for mothers at risk of having an abortion who also have another child in their care and whom no one else is helping. They also work with other mothers who’ve already had an abortion and need advice and support.

The association explains that they’ve been preparing for many months for this celebration and that they’re very excited to live this special day.

Bishop Ginés García Beltrán: “Abortion will always be intrinsically evil”

The Bishop of Getafe, Ginés García Beltrán, has always defended with great courage the value of life and the organizations that help pregnant women.

With new changes to the abortion law (making it even more widely available) having been recently proposed in Spain, the bishop insisted that “abortion, with or without parental consent, will always be intrinsically evil. It will always be an evil, a sin. Therefore, this law and previous laws approving abortion are immoral.”

“Today I would like to refer to a deception, a red herring that’s hidden in this law,” explained Bishop Ginés García Beltrán in declarations to Cadena COPE: “Today there’s a debate about whether or not a 16-year-old girl has to ask one of her parents for their consent to have an abortion. There are those who think that it’s not necessary – which is an aberration – and there are those who think that it is necessary. But the misdirection I’m referring to is that both sides put all the emphasis on the consent of the parent, as if the consent of a parent would turn a bad act into a good act.

“That is to say, with or without parental consent, abortion will always be bad,” explains the bishop.

In these statements, he also reflects on the defense of the life of the unborn, which must go beyond a religious question: “This is something we have to think about and defend. Not because we are religious, but because we are men and women, and much more because we are men and women who follow Christ,” he concludes.

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