BRAZIL – Constitutional amendment threatens abortion rights in Brazil
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
May 14, 2019
A provision that may lead to the complete criminalisation of abortion is moving forward in the Brazilian Senate. Another major battle to preserve our rights is taking form and women´s reproductive rights are at high risk.
On 16 April 2019, a constitutional amendment (PEC 29/2015) that aims at inserting the right to life from conception into article 5th of the Constitution was presented to the Commission on Constitution and Justice of the Senate.