Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pro-Life Losses in European Elections

Most of the pro-life candidates who stood for the European Parliament elections in Ireland were defeated. Sitting MEP Kathy Sinnott who championed the pro-life cause in the last parliament unfortunately was not re-elected in the Ireland South Constituency.

The outcome of the election was greatly influenced by the current economic crisis and Kathy was the target of a deliberate smear campaign which cost her critical support. Despite all the difficulties the final result was very close.

The election was also disastrous for Libertas with none of its Irish candidates being elected. Libertas founder Declan Ganley, who was prominent in last years referendum when Ireland rejected the Lisbon Treaty, lost by a small margin in the Ireland North West while Caroline Simons a pro-life Dublin Solicitor was eliminated after the first count in the Dublin Constituency.