“Tradition, Family and Property”, January-February 1995 (www.tfp.org)
Plea to Her Majesty Queen Sophia of Spain
The Spanish TFP-Covadonga, facing the imminent discussion in the Cortes, Spain's legislature, of a proposed law that would widen the grounds for legalized abortion, has launched a campaign through its "S.O.S. Familia" association, asking all its associates, supporters, and the public in general to join in a plea addressed to Her Majesty the Queen, as a woman and mother, to make her august voice resound in the hearts of the legislators.
The new excuse for abortion that the socialists want
to add to the previous three is a woman's simple feeling that her pregnancy
may cause personal. family, or social conflict. For
this she can decree the death penalty for her own child within the first
trimester of pregnancy.
S.O.S. Familia estimated that 50,000 cards were received at the Palace of la Zarzuela in just the first few days of the campaign.
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Text of the letter sent to Her Majesty, Queen Sophia of Spain by more than 50,000 Spaniards
As a Catholic and a Spanish citizen I am concerned about the proposal under discussion in the Cortes to extend the grounds for legalization of abortion. I wish, then, without any intention of political partiality, to express my plea that Your Majesty intercede on behalf of those who are most in need of protection, the unborn, so that the voice of Your Majesty, as a woman and mother, resound, at this decisive moment for thousands of innocent children, in the hearts of the members of the Cortes to prevent the legalization of such a great sin, which could only withdraw God's blessings from our dear Spain.
As Your Majesty is the most representative woman in today's Spain and holds honorary positions in several associations in defense of childhood, I feel certain that this plea will be well received by Your Majesty's royal and motherly heart.
May God bestow on Your Majesty the invaluable gift of His grace, as on His Majesty the King and the Royal Family.
Yours very respectfully,