MULTICULTURALISM IN BRAZIL: PROTECTING THE UNBORN AND THE CHILD BASED ON BIOETHICS

Valéria Silva Galdino Cardin

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The emergence of plural societies with different traditions reveals the need to expand the concept of human rights in a multicultural dimension, including the right to difference, identity and the preservation of ethnic cultures. Ethics must be the measure of respect for multicultural identity, and when it comes to issues related to science and the quality of life of human beings, it must be applied the principles of bioethics. In Brazil, different traditions and beliefs coexist in each region of the country, in the Indian tribes, etc. These groups have different values regarding the family system, especially on how to treat the unborn child and the child. The principles of bioethics can be used as a limit when the cultural practices violate the rights of minors. Finally, considering human dignity, intercultural dialogue is the most suitable alternative to protect the unborn child and infant, and at the same time to ensure respect for cultural identity. For this, the government should implement public policies that promote the right to difference, valuing the culture of other peoples, with the effective participation of those who comprise the society.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22171/rej.v22i35.2313

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