In an interview broadcast on Spanish television, Catholic pro-life activist Rafa Lozano revealed that despite intense pressure from his father, his mother chose not to abort him.
Speaking recently on the Spanish network Intereconomia TV, Lozano recalled that his mother “had the courage to go against the tide” in a difficult situation.
He described his father as a man “without education and without faith,” who pressured his mother to abort him.
However, he explained, his mother “had faith and was fortunate to be close to a priest, who explained to her that the child she was expecting would bring meaning to her life.”
Deciding to choose life, she moved away, quit her job and “bet everything on one card,” Lozano said.
“On this card,” he continued, pointing at himself.
The pro-life advocate said that he has tried to contact his father, whom he only vaguely remembers. However, he was unsuccessful, managing only to locate his father’s half-brother in Madrid.
During the interview, Lozano also referred to his own faith and said that despite having lost his businesses, he discovered that “God’s plans,” in his case, involved “gradually losing material things.”
“God knocks on your door and he tells you that the greatest treasure is in your home, that you are rich,” he said. “He gradually takes many things away from you, and ultimately you learn that the family is the greatest guarantor of happiness.”
Lozano said many people are now “rediscovering their marriages” because of the financial crisis or “rediscovering their parents who are opening their homes to them.”
The pro-life activist also recounted how he met his wife, Lola, who had been an avid abortion rights supporter.
“She found something in the friends I had made – joy,” he explained. “And she said, ‘I want that.’ It was a wonderful conversion that was the result of her tenacity and love for what is good.”
The couple has participated in various conferences on marriage and the family based on Bl. Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body.
“The family is a reflection of Trinitarian love,” Lozano said, adding that family is “where the faith is lived out, passed on, grows and spreads to all of society.”