The people of San Marino voted for the decriminalization of abortion in a referendum, in a vote that resulted in a 77.3 percent vote for “yes” to legislation prohibiting this practice for up to twelve months of pregnancy and later in the event that that the mother’s life is in danger or the fetus is seriously deformed.
The victory of the “yes” in the process that began with the submission of the first law to legalize abortion in 2003 means that the State Congress must meet within six months to pass the law, as local television has collected network- RTV.
Foreign Minister Elena Tonnini has pointed out that the “important” result of this vote “with a big difference for ‘yes'” shows that “the people of San Marino have a clear idea of the termination of pregnancy”. The participation is around 41 percent.
Once the law is passed, the current 1865 law that punishes women who have abortions in the country with up to three years in prison will be repealed. This prompted the country’s women to travel to Italy for abortions, where they could undergo the procedure in private clinics.