Brazil Congress Debates Ban on Abortion in Rape Cases
Published 22 November 2017
Activists say the bill is unconstitutional and a violent act against women in Brazil.
Brazil's Congress is once again debating a proposed full ban on abortion with the aim of securing a unanimous vote in the Senate. Meanwhile, activists are holding protests near the legislative branch and out on the streets.
The project was originally thought to amend constitutional articles PEC 181, extending maternity leave for mothers with premature children. If the law is passed, however, it would ban all abortions, including in cases of rape.