Brazilian human rights defenders launched a manifesto against the way the abortion issue is being exploited in the current electoral period in Brazil. Support and sign the online petition.
Although abortion is clearly first topic being drown under the attack of religious dogmatism, other “items” are already placed against the wall, such as same sex marriage, the law provision aimed at criminalizing homophobia, prostitution and drug use. For those interested in further understanding, read the updated article Brazil: abortion at front line, written by Sonia Corrêa, SPW’s Co-chair.
You also can see at SPW’s website a complete coverage with a series of contents (in Portuguese) on the way abortion issue is being exploited, like the article As eleições e a vitória da ideologia familista cristã, written by the Sociologist Alípio de Sousa Filho.