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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Portugal relaxes abortion restrictions

This is an unmitigated victory for abortion rights advocates and medical professionals in Portugal, one of the few socially conservative bastions left in Europe. An excerpt...

The old law, which was one of the most restrictive in Europe, only allowed abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy if the mother’s health was at risk and in cases of rape up to 16 weeks. The Portuguese government hopes that this new law will prevent dangerous illegal abortions, which have killed and seriously injured over 10,000 Portuguese women each year, CNN reports.

They should build a memorial to the women who died in illegal and dangerous abortion attempts. In ten years, that's 100,000 women who died.


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