Portugal: The Constitutional Court has identified unconstitutional norms in the law on surrogacy

Jusjornal, number 27, Administrative Section/ Day Decision,  May 2018, Wolters Kluwer Editors JusNet 81/2018 1.The Constitutional Court has examined and decided in its Judgement nº225/2018 a request to appreciate the successive abstract constitutionality formulated by a Group of Deputies from the Republic’s Assembly referring to: consecration in the Law on Surrogacy ( PMA Law )…

VERONA LABELLED AS A “PRO-LIFE CITY”

In Italy, two measures have just been adopted by the Municipal Council of Verona to make it “a pro-life city”. The first measure is to release financing for catholic anti-abortion associations. In a country where newborn infants are being increasingly abandoned, the second measure introduces, at regional level, a network of “secret cradles” in a hospital setting. This…

BELGIAN MPS REMOVE ABORTION FROM THE PENAL CODE

In Belgium, following months of debate both in Parliament and civil society, a decision was taken yesterday to revise the 1990 Lallemand-Michielsens abortion law by 84 votes to 39 with five abstentions. The bill removes abortion from the penal code but penal sanctions still apply to women and doctors if abortion is performed outside the…