Nas páginas d’O Reformador: imprensa, aborto e doutrina espírita kardecista (Brasil, 1995 – 2009)

Revista Tempos Históricos. 2010;14(2):91-105


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Journal Title: Revista Tempos Históricos

ISSN: 1517-4689 (Print); 1983-1463 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná

LCC Subject Category: History (General) and history of Europe: History (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Spanish, Portuguese

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Sílvia Maria Fávero Arend


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The debate on abortion in Brazil over the last decade of the twentieth century had acquired great importance. This process had been intensified due to a set of factors prevailing in the Brazilian society during that period: the release of new reproductive technologies; the decriminalization of abortion practices in other Catholic countries; the adoption of Neopentecostal religions, which encourage family planning, by a significant amount of popular layers of the Brazilian society; and the presence of pro-abortion Feminist Movement members in the Federal administration. The press with religious background had played an important role in this context. In this study we analyze the discourse in the newspaper O Reformador, between the years of 1995 and 2009, published monthly by the Brazilian Spiritist Federation. We sought to identify what "authority discourses" are predominant in the newspaper articles about abortion practices.