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12/22/2003 - 17 People Accused of Being Party to Illegal Abortions in Portugal
Seven Portuguese women are standing trial for having illegal abortions....

6/4/2002 - Switzerland Liberalizes Abortion Laws
Voters in Switzerland approved the decriminalization of abortion in a pivotal decision that Swiss Justice Minister Ruth Metzler called a historic victory for women. In an effort to challenge a law passed by Swiss lawmakers last year, an anti-abortion coalition brought a referendum before voters Sunday....

2/7/2002 - Ecuador and Portugal Ratify the ICC
Ecuador and Portugal became the 51st and 52nd countries to ratify the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, joining the international community in its commitment to prosecuting the most heinous crimes against humanity....

1/18/2002 - Portuguese Nurse Imprisoned for Performing Abortions
Nurse Maria do Ceu Ribeiro was sentenced to eight years and six months in jail for providing abortions in Portugal where abortion is illegal except in cases of rape and in cases where pregnancy poses a serious risk to the woman....

1/14/2002 - International Anti Sex Discrimination Committee Begins Meetings in NY
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women began its twenty-sixth session today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York....

10/25/2001 - Portugese Women on Trial for Illegal Abortions
Seventeen Portugese women accused of having illegal abortions and twenty-six others accused of aiding the illegal abortions have gone to trial and are now facing jail sentences of up to three years....