Jacqueline Pitanguy and Leila Linhares Barsted published the article For the Right to Life and Human Dignity, in the newspaper O Globo, on April 23rd.

The article calls attention that unsafe abortion is the fourth cause of maternal mortality that, in Brazil, reaches unacceptable levels and affects mainly black and poor women. The authors call attention to the fact that abortion involves two fundamental dimensions: public health and reproductive autonomy.

The possibility of becoming pregnant follows women from their first menstruation and what differentiates human beings from animals is their ability to make reproductive choices…

To read the full article in Portuguese, click here