By Antonio Pinheiro Torres Editor’s note. This comes from the Portuguese Pro-Life Federation. Dear friends from all over the world, Next Saturday, 27 October, the eighth Portuguese March for Life will take place in Lisbon, along with the second march at Porto and Aveiro and the first at Braga and Viseu. This year, the marches …Continue reading "‘Life in first place’: Multiple cities in Portugal to host a March for Life"
By Michael Cook A footnote to last week’s story about the narrow defeat of euthanasia in Portugal’s parliament. The vote was 115-110 and failed because the Communist Party opposes euthanasia. Communist MP Antonio Filipe explained why in the Morning Star, a British socialist newspaper (once known as the Daily Worker): [Euthanasia is] “not as a …Continue reading "Portugal: Communists firmly oppose euthanasia"
A narrow win, but a win nonetheless By Vincenzina Santoro The Portuguese General Assembly (Parliament) voted down four government legislative proposals to legalize euthanasia in Portugal May 29. The similar measures had been proposed by the four parties comprising the ruling leftist coalition headed by the Socialist Party. The Socialist Party proposed law was defeated …Continue reading "Portugal votes down legalization of euthanasia"
By Dave Andrusko When I read an Associated Press story this morning about the possible legalization of euthanasia in Portugal, the operative sentence was The outcome of Portugal’s vote was uncertain and likely to be close. The AP’s Barry Hatton wrote The two main parties, the Socialists and the main opposition Social Democratic Party, allowed …Continue reading "Portugal Parliament rejects euthanasia"
By Michael Cook The head of Portugal’s national nurses’ association has blown the whistle on covert euthanasia in public hospitals. Ana Rita Cavaco told a radio program that she personally had heard doctors discussing the topic. She declared on the Catholic station Rádio Renascença, that euthanasia “is sometimes practiced in the health service hospitals, with …Continue reading "Nurse ignites debate over euthanasia in Portugal"
By Dave Andrusko The Portuguese press reported Thursday that the Portuguese Medical association says it will file charges with the public prosecutor and the health inspectorate against Ana Rita Cavaco, the leader of the nurses association. Appearing last Saturday on the radio program “Em nome da lei,” broadcast by Rádio Renascença, Ms. Cavaco said that …Continue reading "Head of Portuguese nurses association says euthanasia “is sometimes practiced in the health service hospitals”"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Two reports this year from overseas, one from Portugal, the other from Australia, confirm what pro-lifers have been telling people for over a dozen years –– chemical abortions using the RU486 abortion technique are not only deadly for unborn children they are also unsafe …Continue reading "Abortion Pill Dangers Surface in Europe, Pacific"