AFTER THE MOBILIZATION, DEEPLY WAITED RESULTS
Looking forward to the decision of the European Commission, which will pronounce before next May 28th on protection of human life, the ONE OF US committee is able to identify candidates particularly worried about the respect of life.
After having set up before the European elections a questionnaire, allowing citizens to know the position of every candidate about bioethical questions, ONE OF US retranscribes results.
These results concern bioethical issues (embryo research, prenatal sex selection, MAP, GPA, euthanasia and conscientious objection), stated by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Candidates are interviewed on their commitment to protect human life and dignity in Europe.
SIGNIFICATIVE RESULTS THROUGHOUT THE EUROPEAN UNION
Throughout the European Union, national NGOs have addressed to candidates questionnaires and pledges, in the same spirit as the One of Us questionnaire. The list below is not exhaustive, and focuses on the candidates who fully support all the bioethics issues.
In Eastern Europe, more than 150 candidates have given very satisfactory answers to the Polish questionnaire. The results are available online on the website https://www.wybory.jedenznas.pl.
In Lithuania, Algirdas SAUDARGAS, Vilija ALEKNAITE-ABRAMIKIENE, Arminas MOCKEVICIUS and Marius KUNDROTAS have given positive answers to the questions concerning protection and dignity of human life.
In Bulgaria, Gergana NIKOLOVA (Reformation Block) fully supports the protection of human life.
In Western Europe, France sent the One of Us questionnaire to the heads of lists and get positive answers from the 8 “Force Vie” heads of lists: Christine BOUTIN, Antoine RENARD, Marie de BLIC, Gilles GEORGETTE, Cyril BRUN, Jean-Claude MARTINEZ, Jean-Marie MURE-RAVAUD et Kelly CITADELLE-VELIN, from 3 “Debout la France” candidates: Laure FERRARI, Cécile BEYLE de JESSE and Gerbert RAMBAUD, from 2 “Nous citoyens” candidates: André Paul LECLERCQ and Bernard CHENEVEZ, and from one candidate from the UMP: Renaud MUSELIER.
In Austria, many candidates have answered the One of Us questionnaire. Among them, Harald VILIMSKY (n° 1 of the FPÖ-list of candidates), Nadja BENDA (n° 8 of the FPÖ-list of candidates), Ewald STADLER (n° 1 for the REKOS-list of candidates – in this case the whole party has given a statement of support to “One of Us”), and Theresa LEITINGER (n° 13 of the ÖVP-list of candidates) have given fully satisfactory answers to all questions.
In the South, the Portuguese candidate Sofia GUEDES (PPV), respectful of human dignity, has declared herself in favor of the protection of human embryos, especially against their destruction during scientific research.
In Spain, only the coalition of parties named “Impulso Social”, which head of list is Rafael LÓPEZ-DIÉGUEZ, fully supports the requests made by One of Us. Candidates in other parties, as Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS (VOX), Iván ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS (VOX), Ana VELASCO VIDAL-ABARCA (VOX) and Ignacio SALAFRANCA (PP) support many of those requests.
In addition, 118 candidates from Italy, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania… have signed the Novae Terrae “Pledge for Europe”, supporting the One of Us initiative, to protect human dignity and right to life.
Reminder: ONE OF US initiative has met a growing echo in all Europe and has raised a wave of new mobilization thanks to important national relays. About 2 million signatures were registered.
Results are available on: oneofus.eu