From 2007-January to March
Background information on many aspects of abortion is found in individual essays, e.g.
abortion methods, and
post abortion syndrome. Information about the use of
stem cells is elsewhere.
- 2007-JAN-08: Portugal: Results of public opinion poll released:
Results of a poll commissioned by the Portuguese daily newspaper Correio da
Manha were released. it showed that 64.1% of Portuguese voters intended to
vote yes in a coming referendum on abortion access to be held on FEB-11.
Voters will be asked: "Do you agree with the decriminalization of the
voluntary interruption of pregnancy, in the first 10 weeks, in a legally
authorized health establishment?" 27.3% said that they would vote no, to
uphold the present law. However, the turnout for the vote is expected to be
low. This could cause the minority to win because those opposed to abortion
access will probably be highly motivated to vote. Also, if fewer than 50% of
the electorate votes, the referendum will be invalid.
- Gudrun Schultz, "Majority of Portuguese (64%) Support Lifting Ban on
Abortion, New Poll Shows. Referendum on law change scheduled for Feb. 11,"
LifeSiteNews.com, 2007-JAN-08, at:
Copyright © 2007 by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2007-JAN-12
Author: B.A. Robinson