Liechtenstein Abortion Approval Referendum, 2011
A Liechtenstein Abortion Approval Referendum was held in the country of Liechtenstein on Sunday, September 18.
This measure was defeated
- YES 47.7%
- NO 52.3%
This measure sought to allow abortions to be performed in the country of Liechtenstein. Currently, those wishing to obtain an abortion go to neighboring countries. The country is still ruled by a King and the current prince has already stated that he will veto the referendum if the citizens vote to approve abortions. The monarchy has been ruled by strict catholic principals, and commentators to the notice stated this as the main drive behind the prince's decision. Though others noted that this could lead to a very low outcome as residents will just figure that their vote does not count since the prince has already made up his mind on the issue. Women who seek abortions in other countries can face up to a year in prison, unless there is a danger to the mother to warrant the abortion.