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Portugal

 

FPA: Associação Para o Planeamento da Família (APF) Tel. +351 (1) 3853993 / apfportugal@mail.telepac.pt Website: http://www.apf.pt


LEGISLATION

Law 6, See 139-141, 11 May 1984 1997, Parliament debate, changes in the gestational limit

 

GROUNDS/GESTATIONAL LIMITS

 

Up to 12 weeks

  • Risk to life of woman
  • Risk to mental health of woman

 

Up to 16 weeks

  • Rape or other sexual crime

 

Up to 24 weeks

  • Risk of fetal malformation

 

REGULATIONS/CONDITIONS

  • Parental consent required for minors
  • 2 medical opinions compulsory
  • Compulsory waiting period (up to 3 days)

 

COST

From EURO 245 (US$ 300) to EURO 650 (US$ 800) depending on the gestational period, and the medical facility.

 

DISPARITY IN THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW

  • The law is not fully implemented in public hospitals, due to a large number of conscientious objections and to the lack of further regulations
  • As a consequence the majority of abortions are performed illegally by doctors, mid-wives and nurses in private clinics and cabinets

 

COMMENTS

The numbers of legal abortions have increased over the last 3 years, but the majority of them had been performed on grounds of fetal malformation

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