It is a historic result for the Republic of San Marino, which, 43 years after Italian law, admits abortion
Republic of San Marino
| 07:41 – 27 September 2021
The decriminalization of abortion in San Marino passes with an overwhelming majority of Yes, where on Sunday the referendum was voted that cancels the crime for women who interrupt pregnancy. The Yes wins with 77.28% of the votes against 22.72%. It is a historic result for the Republic of San Marino, which, 43 years after Italian law, admits abortion. The popular initiative referendum, which saw the Union of San Marino Women (Uds) at the forefront, therefore marks an important moment in a process that began in 2003 with the first bill in this sense by the United Left parliamentarian Vanessa Muratori. . While last night the data transmitted by the representatives of the promoting committee present in each seat, arrived in dribs and drabs marking the clear detachment of the yes right away, the women of the UDS gather at the Bar Tabarrini with journalists and activists from the neighboring cities of Romagna and Marche, they celebrated. “Every data that arrives is commented with shouts of joy. In some polling stations, yeses are more than double the no – he immediately commented, Rosa Zafferani, of the Uds board – you can imagine our happiness because all the effort we put into it is paid off. The women trusted us and there were many who went to vote today. Women were 20% more than men, but to have such an overwhelming majority means that they also understood and trusted us.“. In San Marino – which remains a confessional Catholic state which in the political and social tradition is defined as founded by Santo Marino, in fact, in the year 301, – the voters have thus definitively expressed their opinion on the decriminalization of the voluntary interruption of pregnancy considered, to date, a crime punishable by up to 6 years of imprisonment.