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Brazil not down with abortions

Brazil has rejected the government-supported proposal during the 13th National Conference of Health to legalize abortion in the country. Sad.

The proposal on abortion was introduced as a “recommendation” by feminist groups and portrayed abortion as “a public health problem” that should be addressed through the law. Supporters of the proposal were booed by the majority of the participants.

But, the NCH decisions don’t have any legal impact, which is a good thing…but they still affect public policy quite a bit. It really just seems like the Brazilian people are against abortions, not the government who can actually change things. Hopefully this will change in the future, because abortions are necessary for a woman’s health in some situations. And I think they know this full well, as in 2006, some major health issues were infant and maternal mortality. But Brazil is still very conservative in their Catholic ways, as 74% of the population are Catholic, so I see, although I don’t agree with, why they don’t want abortion to be legalized.

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