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Portugal tightens abortion laws, forcing women to pay to end pregnancies

aborto seguroWomen will also be required to have counselling before a termination, in a move pro-choice campaigners said was designed to ‘humiliate’ women.

Portugal has tightened its abortion laws, adopting a bill aimed at making women pay to end a pregnancy and requirements for more stringent tests before the procedure.

On Wednesday, the governing centre-right coalition backed the move to introduce fees during a final, heated session of parliament that prompted jeers from opposition lawmakers.

The debate was briefly interrupted by women’s rights activists, who shouted “shame, shame” from the gallery.

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