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Defying Church, Voters Endorse Abortion Law

November 28, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Voters in the tiny Alpine principality of Liechtenstein overwhelmingly endorsed a law authorizing abortion during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Antiabortion advocates, led by the Roman Catholic archbishop, had proposed a different text to prohibit abortion under any circumstances. It was rejected by 81% of voters.

Liechtenstein is now in agreement with the rest of Western Europe -- except for Ireland -- in legalizing abortion early in pregnancy.

Liechtenstein has about 33,000 people and is three-quarters Catholic.

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