Gador Joya, head of the Right to Life organization in Spain, argued that abortion should not be considered health care since “it neither heals nor prevents any disease” but is “only the cruel and violent death of a human being.”
In a statement issued on May 3, Joya criticized Spain’s Secretary General for Health Care and Consumption, Pilar Farjas, who dodged questions about whether abortion would be excluded from the National Health Care System’s list of mandatory services.
Farjas recently stated that “no services required for medical or heath care reasons in the National Health Care System” would be excluded.
Joya said the statement “gave comfort to leaders of the abortion industry and confirms what we have already denounced: that in Spain it’s easier and faster to kill a child in the womb that to get hip surgery.”
She said to support the idea that abortion is a medical procedure is completely contrary to the practice of medicine. “It is obvious that abortion neither heals nor prevents any disease. For this reason it must be excluded from the list of mandatory healthcare services.”
Joya also criticized the Spanish government for prioritizing cutbacks in aid for families with dependents while at the same time “continuing to pour millions of dollars into expanding the abortion industry.”