GENEVA, May 31, 2002 ( – A year ago, LifeSite reported that Switzerland’s socialist-controlled parliament passed a law legalizing abortion on demand in the first three months of pregnancy. But Swiss pro-lifers triggered a referendum with a 120,000-signature petition with two-thirds of the signatures believed to be those of women.  The most recent opinion poll indicates that a majority of Swiss people – 63 per cent – support “updating” the 1942 law that has limited access to abortion in predominantly Catholic cantons.  Even so, around 12,000 abortions are done each year because many doctors are willing to approve the procedure.  For full swissinfo coverage see:   For previous LifeSite coverage see: