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  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 09:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro names evangelical pastor to head a new Women, Family ministry

    Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion

    Brazil's right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country's 850,000 indigenous people. Damares Alves, a lawyer, preacher and congressional aide, is a staunch opponent of legalizing abortion, which is allowed only in cases of rape, anencephaly or when the mother's life is in danger.