Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 25, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The First National Conference on Policy for Women in Brazil approved this week the legalization of abortion as a part of a set of guidelines for the government’s National Plan for Policies for Women.
The National Plan will be developed by a task force recently created by Brazil’s president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The Plan will be presented on November 25, the International Day of the Combating of Violence Against Women, and according to the Special Secretary for Policies for Women, Nilcéa Freire, the recommendations of the conference will be “considered” in the drafting of the document.
Freire explained that the recommendation of the legalization of abortion will be sent to Congress as a proposal that current law on the issue be reviewed.