Brazil’s Supreme Court holds public hearing on abortion

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil held a public hearing on a case designed to result in the legalization of abortion for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The lawsuit ADPF n. 442 (or Arguição de Descumprimento de Preceito Fundamental n. 442 in Portuguese) was filed by Brazil’s …

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Brazil’s Abortion Activists Hamstrung by Pro-Life Victory in Argentina

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. NEW YORK– (C-Fam) Abortion groups want Brazil’s Supreme Court to bypass the country’s legislature and declare the Brazil’s abortion laws unconstitutional. But pro-life politicians, who make up the majority of the country’s Parliament, oppose the move. “We vehemently reject any attempt of the Supreme Court to liberalize abortion. Brazil’s legislation on …

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Brazilian court decriminalizes abortion by stealth

Editors’ note. This comes from our friends at SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children On Tuesday, the Federal Supreme Court, Brazil’s highest, dropped the charges against five people accused of performing clandestine abortions, on the grounds that abortion during the first three months should not be considered a crime. Leading judge Luís Roberto …

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Women on Web temporarily suspends sending abortifacients to women in Brazil

By Dave Andrusko The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the pro-abortion organization Women on Web has been almost completely unsuccessful in shipping chemical abortifacients to women in Brazil. According to a highly sympathetic story written by Ann M. Simmons and Claire Rigby, Women on Web has temporarily shelved the program which promised women they …

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Strong majority of Brazilians reject abortion for women infected with Zika virus

By Dave Andrusko Brazil is, if not the epicenter of the Zika virus, certainly a country with more than its fair share of exposure to the virus which has been associated with, but not proven to cause microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with undersized heads with subsequent health problems. The usual pro-abortion …

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The wrong solution to Zika-caused microcephaly

Activists are trying to spook governments into allowing abortion. Don’t do it, says a woman with the condition. By Michael Cook The World Health Organization has warned that 4 million people in Latin America could be infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus before the epidemic comes under control. You can have Zika without knowing it. …

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Pro-life leaders join Brazil’s bishops in denouncing Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion

By Adam Cassandra April 18, 2012–In an April 12 vote of eight in favor and only two in dissent, the Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil made legal the abortion of unborn babies diagnosed during pregnancy with anencephaly, drawing statements of condemnation from Brazil’s Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders. “This decision is an action outside of …

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