Crucial vote in Brazil could lead to ban on abortion for rape victims

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Crucial vote in Brazil could lead to ban on abortion for rape victims
Karla Mendes
November 21, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More pregnant women could die in Brazil if it passes a law banning all abortions on Tuesday, including in cases of rape or when the mother’s life is in danger, critics said.
Women’s rights activist protest against a bill to ban abortion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 13, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Karla Mendes

Thousands of women took to Brazil’s streets earlier this month to protest against the bill, which is supported by increasingly influential evangelical Christian groups.

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Brazilian Women Prepare to Protest Full Abortion Ban

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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.

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