Monday, February 12, 2007

Abortion Rights Victory in Portugal

Portuguese voters say YES to abortion rights in a referendum. Read about it here.

With more than 99 per cent of votes counted, about 60 per cent approved the proposal allowing women to opt for abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy. Just over 40 per cent opposed it... Portugal, where more than 90 per cent of people say they are Roman Catholic, has long had one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union. Its current legislation places it in a minority in the bloc with Poland, Ireland and Malta.