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DINIZ, Debora  and  VELEZ, Ana Cristina Gonzalez. Abortion at the Supreme Court: the anencephaly case in Brazil.Translated byRegina Camargo. Estud. fem. [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

This paper analyses the ethical and legal challenges of the anencephaly case in Brazil. The case study is the Supreme Court case on anencephaly proposed in 2004. This paper shows how the abortion debate forces the fundamentals of the Brazilian secular state and demonstrates the weakness of the public reason to mediate reproductive rights, mainly abortion, in Brazil.

Keywords : Abortion; Interruption of Pregnancy; Anencephaly; Public Reason; Secular State; Supreme Court.

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