GDC Urges Abortion Decriminalization in Brazil

In support of an initiative by two Brazilian groups – el Partido Socialismo e Liberdade (PSOL) and Anis – Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) sent a letter to the Brazilian Supreme Court urging the decriminalization of abortion in Brazil.

According to these two Brazilian groups, the criminalization of abortion does not hold up under the 1988 Brazilian Constitution.  The Brazilian Magna Carta ensures the dignity and citizenship of all people as a fundamental right.

By criminalizing abortion, these rights are not honored – as women are denied bodily autonomy, risk being incarcerated, and only have access to clandestine abortion services which may cause physical and psychological harm and even death.

 

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.