Revista Brasileira de Ciência Política
versão impressa ISSN 0103-3352
COHEN, Jean L.. Repensando a privacidade: autonomia, identidade e a controvérsia sobre o aborto. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Polít. [online]. 2012, n.7, pp. 165-203. ISSN 0103-3352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-33522012000100009.
In a dialogue with feminist criticism to public-private dichotomies, the author defines limits and outlines of the right to privacy, considered as a core aspect of autonomy and the right to the body. Communitarianism and feminist streams that advocate overcoming boundaries between what is public and private are criticized for their inability to guarantee respect for individual's autonomous decisions, especially regarding their bodies, their affective lives, and relevant aspects of their identities. Guarantee of privacy is seen as necessary to ascertain individual identities and protect individuals from majority values and practices within the communities they are part of. The right to abortion constitutes the right to privacy, thus defined.
Palavras-chave : privacy; autonomy; rights; identities; abortion.