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Consuelo Ruiz Vélez-Frías

(1914-2005) She lived devoted to women in all their facets, transmitting to them the natural right and knowledge of conceiving, giving birth and raising children, as well as taking responsibility for the intimate act of giving birth. She said that her good mother had taught her to fix things, and, as the years went by, she set out to "fix" childbirth. After the Civil War, she studied to become a midwife. She lived in America and in several European countries, and upon her return to Spain, she continued to exercise her commitment to life, to give life and love as we instinctively, naturally and physiologically know how.