Surrogacy Law Vetoed by Portuguese President

From: https://www.globalpost.com/

Portugal’s centre-right President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Tuesday vetoed a law authorising surrogacy in some cases where a couple cannot conceive, quashing legislation adopted by parliament in May.

In a statement, the president’s office said the law did “not conform to the conditions set out by the National Council for Ethics for the Life Sciences” which had demanded tighter rules on surrogacy.

Parliament had adopted the bill allowing a woman to carry a child for another person or couple in some cases where women cannot conceive, provided the surrogate mother is not paid.

Compensated Surrogacy is illegal in Portugal, and women continue entering into arrangements with Intended Parents who are looking to start a family.

Read More: https://www.globalpost.com/article/6774862/2016/06/08/portugese-president-vetos-surrogacy-law

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