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On abortion: a historical analysis of the case Roe vs. Wade

Grant number: 16/14224-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2017
Effective date (End): December 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law - Theory of Law
Principal researcher:Josué Mastrodi Neto
Grantee:Andrezza Robatini de Lima
Home Institution: Faculdade de Direito. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This work aims to recover the files and the North American case compilation known worldwide as Roe vs. Wade; one of the largest and most controversial trials in history, a global framework of decriminalizing abortion. As the culmination of the discussion, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that most US laws that criminalized abortion violated the American Constitution itself. This research is relevant , in particular, the almost complete absence of references , few articles in national bases on this icon decriminalizing abortion and affirmation, as a fundamental right of human rights of women. This research will proceed according to the historical method, proposing to descriptively report any discussion held by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, in particular the reasons for the decision (ratio decidendum) said that women's rights as constitutional rights. (AU)

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