Brazil’s top court holds debate on decriminalizing abortion
Published on Aug 3, 2018
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Friday began public hearings on scrapping highly restrictive abortion laws that have pushed large numbers of women to seek clandestine procedures.
More than 50 representatives from health, religious, academic and non-governmental areas were testifying before the court in Brasilia in hearings due to continue Monday on whether to ease restrictions in Latin America’s biggest country.
Currently, abortions are only allowed in cases of rape, danger to the mother or if the fetus suffers the fatal disorder anencephaly.