Friday, September 30, 2011

Liechtenstein rejects proposal to legalise abortion

Congratulations are due to Prince Alois and the people of Liechtenstein for rejecting a proposal to legalise abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy “or if a child is severely disabled”
The proposal was rejected by a vote of 52.3% to 47.7% out of the11006 votes cast - a majority of 514 votes.
This latest threat to the life of the unborn in Liechtenstein arose when pro-abortion campaigners secured enough signatures for a referendum on the issue
His Serene Highness, Prince Alois threatened to use his veto power to block legalization had it been approved. He also said that legalizing abortion would lead to late term abortions for unborn children with a disability.
“Until now we have been proud to support people with disabilities in our country,” he said. “The proposal would discriminate against such people and allow them to be eliminated in the womb.”
Abortion is currently against the law whether performed in Liechtenstein or in another country.