September 1, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The only European countries with laws that directly defend the rights of
the unborn, are Ireland, Malta, Poland and Liechtenstein.
In June, the Parliament of Liechtenstein rejected a law that would have allowed women to have an abortion up until their 12th week of pregnancy. The final vote was 35 against and seven in favor.
Abortion groups say the vote doesn't reflect the opinion of the general public. In fact, they've asked for a referendum. However, Prince Alois von Liechtenstein says he doesn't approve the decriminalization of abortion, and especially that of disabled children.
The prince said that if the proposal is eventually approved, he will veto it.
It's estimated that each year at least 50 women from that small nation travel to clinics outside the country to have abortions.
The country has a population of about 27,000 people. Roughly 85 percent are Christian,
6 percent are Muslims, 4 percent are agnostic and another 4.6 percent practice other religions.