Speaking to reporters in Split, where he announced that his party would have a mayoral candidate in local elections to be held in May, Zekanović said that his proposal for the parliament to discuss a bill on protection of life was supported by himself and three other Croatian Sovereignists MPs – Željko Sačić, Marijan Pavliček and Marko Milanović Litre, Bridge party MPs Nikola Grmoja and Zvonimir Troskot, independent MPs Karolina Vidović Krišto and Milan Vrkljan, MP Zlatko Hasanbegović of the Bloc for Croatia and MP Stephen Bartulica of the Homeland Movement.
“We have now exposed all fake Christian Democrats who pay lip service to protection of life, but when something needs to be done about it, they won’t lift a finger. The Croatian Sovereignists are different, they are credible, unlike those who like the votes of Christian Democrats and who like taking pictures of themselves with priests and bishops but when life needs to be defended in the parliament, they are nowhere to be seen,” said Zekanović.
The Croatian Sovereignists had started gathering signatures for their motion at the beginning of this month. Their proposal for a law on protection of life says that human life starts at the moment of conception. Under the proposal, an abortion would be possible only if pregnancy poses a threat to the pregnant woman’s life, the focus being on education, counselling and prevention.