Portugal’s parliament overrides presidential veto of abortion, adoption bills
February 16, 2016
Overriding vetoes by President Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Portuguese lawmakers passed bills that legalized adoption by same-sex couples, ended copayments for abortions, and ended mandatory pre-abortion counseling.
Before the vote, which took place on Ash Wednesday, Cardinal-Patriarch Manuel Clemente of Lisbon said that “the right to life begins when life begins” and described adoption by homosexual couples as a “false step” that is “contrary to what has always been the human evidence.”
- Portugal parliament overturns veto on adoption by gay couples (Reuters)
- Cardeal-patriarca espera mudanças a leis do aborto e da adoção por pessoas do mesmo sexo (Agencia Ecclesia)