Citizen's initiative "Decriminalising abortion"

Level: Country

Canton for Country level votes
Date of Vote 1977-09-25
Result no
Title in German Volksinitiative 'für die Fristenlösung'
Title in French Initiative populaire 'pour la solution du délai'
Total Electorate 3811426
Citizens abroad thereof 3430
Total Voters 1979163
Turnout Percent 51.93%
Empty ballots 51680
Invalid ballots 3228
Informal ballots 54908
Valid Ballots 1924255
Yes Votes 929325
Yes percent 48.30%
No Votes 994930
No percent 51.70%
States Yes 7
States No 15
Linked Vote Status

none

Institutions Initiative (Formulated Draft)
Theme Code Bfs 1 Status of women

Theme Code Bfs 2 Criminal law

Theme Code Bfs 3 none

Recommendation Federal Council None
Signatures collected 67769
Committee name Schweizerische Vereinigung für straflosen Schwangerschaftsabbruch
Union suisse pour décriminaliser l'avortement

Source:

BBl 1977 III 843

FF 1977 III 868

FF 1977 III 858

Canton Total Electorate Voters Voters in % Informal Votes Valid Votes Yes Votes Yes in % No Votes No in % Result
Aargau 258801 143337 55.39 3331 140006 59813 42.72 80193 57.28 no
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 29794 15748 52.86 384 15364 5581 36.33 9783 63.67 no
Appenzell Innerrhoden 7883 4776 60.59 50 4726 350 7.41 4376 92.59 no
Basel Landschaft 130730 68678 52.53 1681 66997 40005 59.71 26992 40.29 yes
Basel Stadt 141751 66952 47.23 1935 65017 43194 66.43 21823 33.57 yes
Bern 630654 303923 48.19 8876 295047 149147 50.55 145900 49.45 yes
Fribourg 112698 54078 47.98 1134 52944 13789 26.04 39155 73.96 no
Geneva 179257 77321 43.13 3001 74320 58476 78.68 15844 21.32 yes
Glarus 22663 10531 46.47 207 10324 4292 41.57 6032 58.43 no
Graubünden 97987 48810 49.81 985 47825 13818 28.89 34007 71.11 no
Lucerne 177481 110481 62.25 2300 108181 27955 25.84 80226 74.16 no
Neuchâtel 96961 42578 43.91 1136 41442 31117 75.09 10325 24.91 yes
Nidwalden 17542 11008 62.75 221 10787 2602 24.12 8185 75.88 no
Obwalden 15667 9668 61.71 158 9510 1292 13.59 8218 86.41 no
Schaffhausen 42417 31934 75.29 1708 30226 15840 52.41 14386 47.59 yes
Schwyz 55975 31570 56.40 553 31017 6314 20.36 24703 79.64 no
Solothurn 135276 79775 58.97 2304 77471 30452 39.31 47019 60.69 no
St. Gallen 226633 124926 55.12 2395 122531 34211 27.92 88320 72.08 no
Thurgau 104216 61677 59.18 1697 59980 22137 36.91 37843 63.09 no
Ticino 146121 76367 52.26 2448 73919 36196 48.97 37723 51.03 no
Uri 21190 13133 61.98 285 12848 2457 19.12 10391 80.88 no
Valais 131011 69286 52.89 2682 66604 11692 17.55 54912 82.45 no
Vaud 305989 125159 40.90 4082 121077 92531 76.42 28546 23.58 yes
Zug 42356 26550 62.68 460 26090 9215 35.32 16875 64.68 no
Zurich 680373 370897 54.51 10895 360002 216849 60.24 143153 39.76 yes
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