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LOREA, Roberto Arriada. Acesso ao aborto e liberdades laicas. Horiz. antropol. [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.26, pp. 185-201. ISSN 0104-7183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-71832006000200008.
In Brazil, face an issue like abortion requires a lay perspective considering that the freedom of conscience assured by the Federal Constitution lays upon the State the need to look not only at different views from different religions but specially assure the right to the existing diversity within the same religion, as well as, the right to diverge from the hierarchy of his/her own religion. Therefore there is no legal barrier for the decriminalization of abortion in the country. It is up to the legislators to reform the present law to decriminalize abortion, assuming the commitments made by Brazil upon international organizations for the protection of the human rights assuring the efficacy of lay liberties.
Keywords : abortion; law; lay; liberties; religion.