- O milagre da multiplicação dos manifestantes
- Associated Press, 28/01/2007:
"Protesters carried colored flags and banners representing the different phases of life. Police said about 2,000 participated in the demonstration, but organizers placed the figure at 5,000".
- Agence France Press, 30/01/2007:
"On Sunday some 8,000 demonstrators, according to police estimates, marched through the streets of the Portuguese capital in opposition to changes to the abortion law".
- Agence France Press, 30/01/2007
"Some 10,000 women are hospitialized every year in Portugal because of complications following illegal abortions, according to pro-abortion groups."
- Direcção-Geral e Saúde, 2004:
"Os dados oficiais mais recentes indicam que, em 2004, foram realizados 1.426 internamentos em hospital por aborto clandestino, das quais 1.272 devidas a aborto incompleto ou retido, 98 sem registo e 56 na sequência de complicações de saúde. Durante esse ano não houve nenhuma morte registada." [N.B. as únicas mortes registadas foram as dos 1426 filhos abortados]
"We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law".