Portuguese Parliament has approved “post-mortem” insemination

The law must now be analyzed by the President of the Republic, who may send the text to the Constitutional Court before sanctioning or vetoing it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal opened the door to "post-mortem" insemination after the Parliament's approval of a bill that must now be sanctioned by the President, the conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

The law, if sanctioned, will allow a woman to be inseminated with the genetic material of her deceased partner, provided it is performed within six months to three years after death, with prior consent given during life, and it is proven that paternity was an already established objective.

No limit will be placed on the number of insemination attempts, which may be carried out until the . . .

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