Abortion icon Emma Bonino defeated in Italian elections

ROME — One of the important under-reported stories of Italy’s recent national election was the decisive rout of Emma Bonino, who is famed for having personally performed some 10,000 abortions.

Bonino’s +Europe party won less than 3% of the votes cast, below the minimum threshold needed to allow a presence in the national parliament, prompting her to demand a recount. The centre-right coalition won by a good margin, with populist Giorgia Meloni of the Brothers of Italy party set to become the country’s first female prime minister.

“There are those who regret the result a little late and a little hypocritically, in my opinion, because they knew exactly where they were going,” Bonino said. “Our request for a recount is necessary and due.”

Curiously, Bonino blamed the mainstream media for the election rout, despite the well-known media support for progressive and pro-European parties like his. Polls in recent weeks had suggested that +Europe easily had enough votes to maintain a presence in parliament.

“I underline the negative role of the media and in particular of public or private television,” Bonino said, insisting that “equal opportunities have not been respected by anyone.”

Bonino boasted of performing over 10,000 illegal abortions in her career, designing an abortion machine out of a bicycle pump and a jar of pickles. Founder of the Center for Information on Sterilization and Abortion (CISA), Bonino campaigned for the legalization of abortion in Italy, which was finally obtained in 1978.

A protege of George Soros, Bonino made a career as a parliamentarian for the Radical Party and later became European Commissioner and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

George Soros at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on January 23, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

During her colorful political career, Bonino worked to legalize recreational drugs and promoted nudism, same-sex marriage, transgenderism, the abolition of the armed forces, the dissolution of NATO and the liberalization of pornography laws. .

George Soros, who invested huge sums in promoting immigration in Europe, personally awarded Bonino the Fred Cuny Prize in 2015.

In February 2016, Pope Francis eulogized Ms Bonino, causing consternation among the faithful in Italy and abroad. At the time, François called Bonino one of Italy’s “great forgotten ones” and compared her to important European historical figures such as Konrad Adenauer and Robert Schuman.

Pope Francis speaks to engaged couples during a Valentine's Day celebration in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican February 14, 2014. The Vatican said there were around 20,000 bride and groom from 25 countries, all enrolled in Catholic marriage preparation courses.  The celebration was not open to same-sex couples as Francis is opposed to same-sex marriage, although he called for a more tolerant approach towards gay people.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Pope Francis speaks to engaged couples during a Valentine’s Day celebration in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on February 14, 2014. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

A local newspaper ran a headline at the time suggesting that Bonino had been inducted into the “Pope’s pantheon” of personal saints.

The following year, Bonino was invited to give a presentation on immigration at a Catholic parish church in northern Italy, where she championed the need to bring more immigrants to Europe.

Father Mario Marchiori, the local pastor, authorized the presentation sponsored by the local division of Italian Caritaswhile the diocesan bishop, Gabriele Mana, remained silent on the matter.

Pro-life workers who gathered to protest Bonino’s presence at a Catholic parish were reportedly locked out, silenced or ousted.


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