San Marino votes to legalise abortion in historic referendum

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Reuters

By Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) -The tiny republic of San Marino has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalising abortion in a referendum, overturning a law dating back to 1865, official results showed on Sunday. Some 77.30% of voters backed the proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy and afterward only in the case of the mother’s life being in danger or of grave malformation of the foetus. The turnout was low, with just 41% of eligible voters casting a ballot. The vote in the northern Italian enclave of 33,000 people comes as authorities in countries like Poland and the U.S. st…

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