Portugese Prime Minister Plans to Fully Legalize Abortion

José Sócrates, the prime minister of Portugal, has stated that abortion will be legalized in his country. A national referendum on the issue produced too low a turnout to be legally binding.

Portugal is one of the most restrictive countries in the EU when it comes to abortion. As the law currently stands, a pregnancy can only be terminated in the case of rape, fetal abnormality, or a threat to the mother’s health.

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