From abortion to embryonic stem cell research: Biossociality and the constitution of subjects in the debate over human rights

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The article analyzes human rights discourses in debates regarding abortion and human embryonic stem cell research as a part of the process of biosociality. These questions arise in the health and reproductive field and move into the realm of the law because of ethical issues. The text examines discourses regarding the transformation of embryos and fetuses into subjects of rights in the context of the Supreme Court: the legal move for unconstitutionality against Biossecurity Law that authorized stem cell extraction from supernumerary embryos created through assisted reproduction (ADI 3510), and the legal case that proposes to include in legal abortion anticipated parturition of anencephalous fetuses (ADPF 54).O artigo analisa a presença do discurso dos direitos humanos nos debates sobre o aborto e sobre a pesquisa com células-tronco embrionárias como integrante do processo de biossocialidade. Tais questões emergem no campo da saúde reprodutiva e chegam à esfera do Direito em vista de problemas éticos. O discurso para constituir fetos e embriões em sujeitos de direitos será examinado em eventos do Supremo Tribunal Federal: a ADI 3510 contra o artigo 5 da Lei de Biossegurança que autorizou o uso de embriões excedentes de reprodução assistida para obter células-tronco, e a ADPF 54 que propõe incluir a antecipação de parto de anencéfalo na interpretação dos permissivos para o aborto legal.

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Luna, N. (2015). From abortion to embryonic stem cell research: Biossociality and the constitution of subjects in the debate over human rights. Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology, 12(1), 167–203. https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-43412015v12n1p167

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