Portuguese Parliament Rejects Euthanasia Bill

Portuguese Parliament Rejects Euthanasia Bill

On Tuesday May 29, 2018, Portugal’s parliament rejected a bill to make euthanasia and assisted suicide legal. MP’s voted to reject all 4 bills presented, including one from the Socialist Party who has the majority vote. Other bills were presented by the Greens, the...
Portuguese Survey: Majority Oppose Euthanasia

Portuguese Survey: Majority Oppose Euthanasia

On May 18, 2018 a survey on palliative care and euthanasia was published on the Portuguese blog “Think and Debate” (Pensar & Debater) revealing that a large majority of the population prefers investing in palliative care, rather than legalizing euthanasia....
Portugal vetoes the Surrogacy law

Portugal vetoes the Surrogacy law

Portugal’s president has just vetoed a law authorizing surrogacy on June 7, 2016. The law modifying the conditions for recourse to medically assisted procreation (MAP) was passed in parliament last May 13th by a slim majority. The new law extends MAP to single women...
Portugal: parliament adopts new law for MAP and Gestational Surrogacy

Portugal: parliament adopts new law for MAP and Gestational Surrogacy

On May 13, 2016 the Portuguese parliament adopted a law authorizing gestational surrogacy for women having uterine problems, as well as allowing all women access to medically assisted procreation (MAP). Until now under Portuguese law, access to MAP was limited to...