Brazilian Women Prepare to Protest Full Abortion Ban
Published 10 November 2017
The criminalization of abortion disproportionately affects poor and marginalized women, who are facing increasingly restricted access to private services.
Brazilian women's groups will march next week to protest against ongoing threats to reproductive rights posed by President Michel Temer’s right-wing administration.
The announcement follows approval by a lower-chamber commission of an amendment that would outlaw abortion in all cases. Currently, abortion is legal if it threatens the mother's life, and in instances of rape.