Bolsonaro official signed amicus brief against Roe v. Wade

An official in the Brazilian Human Rights Ministry signed a brief that helped the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, in yet more evidence of Bolsonarism's involvement in American culture wars

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Anti-abortion activism is a significant part of Angela Gandra’s work. Photo: Human Rights Ministry/EBC

Angela Gandra, Brazil’s National Family Secretary, is among the 141 foreign legal scholars who signed an amicus brief used in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case led to the overturning of the landmark 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade, in which the constitutional right to abortion was granted to all American women.

Amicus curiae literally translates from Latin as “friend of the court.” The term refers to a person or group who is not a party to a case, but has a strong interest in the matter.

The brief Ms. Gandra...

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