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8/11/2010 - Argentina's Reproductive Policies Failing Women
Human Rights Watch released a report yesterday indicating that Argentina is failing to provide adequate reproductive health care for women....

7/15/2010 - Argentina Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Early this morning the Argentine Senate passed a law giving homosexual couples the right to legally wed and adopt children....

7/2/2010 - Iceland's Prime Minister is First Married Gay World Leader
This week, Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardotti married her longtime partner Jonina Leosdottir, making her the first head of government in the world to marry a same-sex partner....

6/8/2010 - Lesbian Couple are First Same-Sex Couple to Marry in Portugal
The first same-sex marriage was performed in Portugal yesterday after the country legalized gay marriage in May....

2/12/2010 - Portugal Parliament Passes Same-Sex Marriage Legislation
Portugal's Parliament passed a bill yesterday to legalize same-sex marriage in the country....

7/28/2009 - Women on Waves to Permanently Dock Abortion Boat
The Dutch organization Women on Waves (WoW) cancelled all upcoming trips of its so-called floating abortion clinic....

2/4/2009 - European Court of Human Rights Rules in Favor of Women on Waves
A Chamber Judgment released yesterday by the European Court of Human Rights found that Portugal had violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights in 2004 when Women on Waves, a Dutch nonprofit organization that provides medical abortions in international waters, was banned from entering Portuguese waters on a ministerial order....

10/16/2008 - Women on Waves Arrives in Spain
The Women on Waves ship will arrive in the harbor of Valencia in southern Spain today where it will remain through October 21....

6/19/2008 - Virgin de Panecillo Statue Flies Safe Abortions Banner
On Wednesday, the Virgin de Panecillo statue in Ecuador flew a banner with the text "safe abortion" and the phone number for a hotline that provides women with information regarding safe medical and surgical abortions....

7/16/2007 - Portugal: Legalized Abortion Goes into Effect Over Weekend
Portugal's law to legalize abortion within the first ten weeks of pregnancy went into effect on Sunday....

4/11/2007 - Portugal Government Legalizes Abortion
Anibal Cavasco Silva, president of Portugal, ratified a new law Tuesday legalizing abortion up until the 10th week of pregnancy....

3/12/2007 - Portuguese Parliament Approves Abortion Reform
Portugal's parliament voted overwhelmingly to liberalize the country's abortion laws on Thursday....

2/12/2007 - Portugal Abortion Referendum Fails, Government Moves to Legalize
After a referendum on Portugal's strict abortion laws failed due to low voter turn-out, the country's Socialist government has announced that it will work to legalize abortion in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy....

10/19/2006 - Portuguese Parliament to Vote on Abortion Referendum
The Portuguese Parliament is set to vote on whether to hold a referendum that would let voters decide whether to legalize abortion....

9/29/2006 - HPV Vaccine to Launch in Europe by End of Year
Merck, maker of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, has announced it will be partnering with the French drug company Sanofi-Aventis to release the HPV vaccine in Europe before the end of the year....

7/7/2006 - Portuguese Court Charges Doctor, Women for Illegal Abortions
A Portuguese Court of Appeals charged a doctor and his assistant on Tuesday with providing illegal abortions....

9/30/2005 - Portugal Agrees to Hold Abortion Referendum
Portugal's parliament on Wednesday voted to hold a referendum to decriminalize abortion during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy....

7/14/2005 - Portuguese Women Acquitted of Illegal Abortion Charges
Two Portuguese women were acquitted Monday of illegally terminating their pregnancies, in a case that dates back to 1999....

11/18/2004 - Poland's Restrictive Abortion Laws Criticized by UN Committee
The United Nations Human Rights Committee recently criticized Poland's strict abortion laws....

11/4/2004 - Over 1,000 Women Hospitalized For Back-Alley Abortions in Portugal
Health statistics reveal that over 1,000 Portuguese women were hospitalized last year as a result of complications from back-alley abortions....

9/30/2004 - Majority of Portuguese Want Abortion Law Reformed
A recent poll shows that nearly 77 percent of Portuguese want a new referendum on Portugal's restrictive abortion laws....

8/30/2004 - Women on Waves Ship Blocked from Portugal Harbor
The Women on Waves ship, traveling to Portugal to bring attention to the nation's punitive abortion policies, has been blocked from entering Portuguese waters....

8/30/2004 - Women on Waves Ship Blocked by Navy from Portugal Harbor
Feminist Majority Foundation Aids Women on Waves WASHINGTON, DC The Women on Waves ship, traveling to Portugal to bring attention to the nations punitive abortion policies, has been blocked from entering Portuguese waters....

8/25/2004 - Women on Waves Sparks Renewed Debate on Abortion in Portugal
As reported earlier this week, Women on Waves set sail on Monday for to bring attention to the nation's restrictive abortion policies....

8/23/2004 - Women on Waves Leaves for Portugal
Women on Waves will set sail for Portugal this afternoon to bring attention to the nation's restrictive abortion policies....