According to the penal code, an offense with a prescribed penalty is from three to six years of imprisonment
Republic of San Marino
| 17:32 – 25 September 2021
Sunday 26 September 2021 could become a historic date for San Marino. From 7 to 20, the propositive referendum for the decriminalization of the crime of abortion will be voted on the Titan: 35,411 voters are called to the polls – 22,970 internal and 12,441 foreign – who will be able to express their opinion, in a consultation that does not provide for a quorum, by going to one of the 32 seats open in the 9 castles of the small Republic in addition to the six reserved for foreign citizens. On the card, citizens will write: “You want the woman to be allowed to exclude pregnancy in the twelfth week of gestation, and also later if there is danger to the life of the woman or if there are anomalies and malformations of the fetus that involve serious risk for the physical or psychological health of the woman? “.
In San Marino, 43 away from Italian law, women cannot have an abortion even if they are in danger of life and the termination of pregnancy is a crime under the criminal code with a penalty of between three and six years of imprisonment. The popular initiative referendum, which saw the Union of San Marino Women (UDS) at the forefront, marks the culminating moment of a process that began in 2003 with the first bill in this sense by the United Left parliamentarian, Vanessa Muratori. . With the decisive action of the women of Uds, in which Muratori also plays, last summer, the approval of the bodies guaranteeing the Constitution of the referendum question was obtained. There are two committees in the field, one for the Yes to abortion, and the committee for the No supported by Catholic associations. Among the political forces to take a position, first of all the Pdcs, the Christian democracy of San Marino, decidedly opposed; Rete and Libera spoke in favor while the other political parties left freedom of conscience.