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Title: Reflections on the legalisation of abortion in Portugal
Author: Silva, Miguel Oliveira da
Keywords: Induced abortion
Illegal abortion
Ethical issues
Legal abortion
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, August 2009;14(4):245–248
Abstract: Induced abortion up to ten completed weeks has been legal in Portugal since April 2007. In 1984 and 1997,two laws decriminalised abortion in three different situations: (1) For maternal indications (up to 12 completed weeks); (2) For fetal indications (up to 16 completed weeks since 1984, and up to 24 completed weeks since 1997); (3) In case of rape, renamed since 1997 ‘crime against sexual freedom’ (up to 12 completed weeks between 1984 and 1997, up to 16 completed weeks since then).
Description: © 2009 European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1080/13625180903053740
ISSN: 1362-5187
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