Portugal’s Not So Far Away After All

Here’s a recent story that didn’t make it into the U.S. news: A Portuguese court sentenced a doctor to three years and eight months in jail for performing illegal abortions. (Abortion is legal in Portugal only in cases of rape or maternal endangerment.) The doctor’s clinic assistant received 16 months in the pokey, and the three criminals—sorry, women—accused of having the abortions were handed jail terms of six months each. No word, naturally, on whether the impregnators were similarly punished.
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