Sunday, February 11, 2007


Opinion polls showed a majority of voters in favor of making abortion legal in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. But a spokesman from the national election commission said the turnout may have been too low to make the referendum binding.

"In the best case scenario there will be 37 percent (voter turnout)," Nuno Matos told SIC television.

If the turnout is below 50 percent the vote will be invalid, as was the case in a similar referendum in 1998 when only 32 percent of the electorate voted.

It rained in many parts of the country through the day, discouraging voters.


Now what pro-lifers in Portugal have to do is work on obtaining citizenship for the unborn child, so that any law legalizing abortion will automatically be unconstitutional.