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San Marino liberalizes abortion law

September 26, 2016

The little European nation-state of San Marino has voted to allow for legal abortion in some circumstances.

The San Marino Council approved legislation that allows for abortion in cases of rape, sever fetal deformity, or grave threat to the woman's health. However, the Council rejected further moves to liberalize the abortion law, and voted a resolution that all legislation should be interpreted on the basis of "the protection of life from its beginning."

The Council also handily rejected a bid for legal recognition of same-sex unions.

San Marino, Luxembourg, Malta, and Ireland are the only countries in Europe where abortion remains illegal under most circumstances.

 
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