Madrid (Agenzia Fides) – The Archbishop of Burgos Francisco Gil Hellin, in a recent statement reported by the Catholic News Agency, affirmed that there is no such thing as the right to kill an innocent human and consequently, no obligation to comply with Spain’s new law on abortion. Rather “direct opposition without distinction” must be mounted, he added and continued. “ This law is not a law, although it is presented as such by some politicians and lawmakers. It is no law because nobody has the right to take the life of an innocent human being. For this reason it is not obligatory. Moreover, it demands direct opposition without distinction,” the archbishop said underscoring that reason cannot recognize abortion as a right because it constitutes the killing “of a person who is not guilty. The right of a person to exist who has already been conceived, although not yet born, is not a belief stemming from any religion. One does not need to be a believer to hold that an innocent person has the right to be defended and respected in his or her integrity. Common sense dictates that one cannot take a human life in order to solve another problem or to “get money or votes,” Bishop Hellin continued. The Archbishop urged Spaniards to help all mothers who are in difficult situations and to support motherhood “with all the means at our disposal” in order to “halt this plague of abortion that, in Spain alone has already destroyed more people than all those who live in the cities of Zaragoza, Cordoba and Burgos.” (AP) (15/7/2010 Agenzia Fides)
May God bless this holy bishop.