In something of a turnaround HSH Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, currently acting as regent for his father Prince Hans-Adam II, now says that the decriminalization of abortion in the little principality will not be happening. The government recently voted down a bill to legalize abortion in Liechtenstein but this was met with outrage by the pro-abortion crowd which claims that the majority of the public supports it, pointing to the numbers of women from Liechtenstein who leave the tiny country to have abortions done. They have called for a referendum to be held on the issue but they may decide not to bother as Prince Alois now says that he will use his veto power to overrule such a referendum if it is held and produces a favorable result for making abortion legal. Perhaps the rather public disapproval of the Bishop of Vaduz this last national day was effective in reminding everyone in the Liechtenstein government of their duty to God? The Principality of Liechtenstein is one of the few officially Catholic monarchies left in the world. The population is roughly 85% Christian (almost all of them Catholic) with the next largest religious group made up of Muslim immigrants. I salute Prince Alois for taking this stand and I hope he will stick to his guns and not back down on the issue. However, it is still a shame that anyone would Liechtenstein would favor such a thing to say nothing that enough would to have brought the issue this far.
That is indeed good news, I doubt there is hardly anything more serious facing future generations than abortion, as abortion actually takes the very life away from the future generations. Good for HSH Prince Alois!ReplyDelete
I have often said here that when it comes to politics it is almost always a matter of sifting the grey area, choosing the least objectionable of unappealing options. This is one issue though on which I absolutely draw a hard line. If a politician in any way favors abortion I will not vote for them, even if I agree with everything else that they say. Allowing people to kill their own children is beyond the heights of barbarity -even the most savage barbarians in human history were not so horrific as this.ReplyDelete
Great news! I hope he stays firm!ReplyDelete
This is very good news! Its nice to know that there are still a few places where abortion is illegal. And a catholic monarchy is exactly where I would expect to find it illegal.ReplyDelete
Strange, I must not have properly submitted my last comment.ReplyDelete
Anyway, a victory for all, but I hope he doesn't end up like King Baudouin, you know?
I don't think that's an option. For better or worse. If I remember correctly, if the Prince overrules something the only other option for the people is to abolish the monarchy. However, I would never believe they would do such a thing over such an issue. I tend to doubt it will even pass in the referendum so the Prince probably won't have to veto it. Still, his saying "no" might put them off the idea and save everyone alot of time and frustration.ReplyDelete