Anti-abortion Lobby Spreads to Brazilian State Assemblies

A profusion of parliamentary fronts aims to speed up the processing of Congressional projects that prevent the termination of pregnancy under any circumstances.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The anti-abortion lobby has adopted a new strategy. The group plans to increase pressure on the federal Congress through the founding of parliamentary fronts in the Legislative Assemblies, and the modification of state constitutions.

Their goal is to end any possibility of legal abortion, even in cases that have been supported by the Brazilian Penal Code since 1940.

Currently there are nine fronts in states around the country - Acre, Alagoas, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Sergipe - six of which were launched between September and . . .

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