Abortion is legal until the 10th week. Abortions are provided in the National health System. Its free of charge for all European citizens and for women coming from countries out of Europe but with who Portugal have diplomatic relations (like Brasil and some Africans countries).
Do you live in Portugal and need help?
Until 2007, abortion was only legal in cases of rape or incest. In 2007 voters pushed for a new law which would enable women to obtain abortions within the first ten weeks of pregnancy. However, as a strong Catholic country, many doctors may still refuse to perform abortions (link).
The law states (translated) - n. 1 of article 142. Penal Code permits termination of pregnancy up to 10 weeks for all pregnant women who request it, must be performed in healthcare facility official or officially recognized. (Link)
Abortion is allowed in Portugal:
- By women request until 10 weeks (LMP)
- By maternal severe disease until 12 weeks
- After rape until 16 weeks
- By fetal reasons until 24 weeks
- To protect maternal life no limit
Since 2007, terminating a pregnancy by choice, until ten weeks of gestation, has become a right for all women residing in Portugal (Portuguese or foreign, even without the proof of residence permit or document certifying that they are residing in Portugal for more than ninety days). This right implies total, safe, free and confidential medical monitoring in the Portuguese National Health System. It is also possible to terminate pregnancy in private clinics.
Here you can find the contacts where you should go:
- Gynecology and Obstetrics Service at the Hospital closest to your area of residence.
- Health Center where you are registered or Health Center closest to your area of Residence
Associação Médicos Pela Escolha - MpE
Morada: Apartado 23344 / 1171-801 Lisboa / Portugal
Telefone: + 351 962 201 809
Associação para o Planeamento da Família – APF
Morada: Rua da Artilharia Um, n.º 38, 2° Dto /1250-040 Lisboa / Portugal
Telefone: (+351) 21 385 39 93
Fax: (+351) 21 388 73 79
Linha Opções – 707 2002 49 (Horário: segunda a sexta-feira, das 12h às 20h)
Direcção Geral de Saúde – www.dgs.pt
Linha Saúde 24 (Ministério da Saúde) - 808 24 24 24
Clínica dos Arcos
Morada: Rua da Mãe de Água, nº 15A / 1250-154 Lisboa / Portugal
Telefone: (+351) 21 322 0000
More information about abortion on Portugal:
https://www.spdc.pt/documentacao/multimedia (portuguese version has recently been updated)
(in different languages )
Other information about abortion