Brazil’s top court opens vote on decriminalizing abortion up to 12th week of pregnancy

Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press
Published Sep 22, 2023 

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s top court opened a session Friday that will decide whether abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy will be decriminalized nationwide.

The South American nation currently allows abortions only in cases of rape, an evident risk to the mother’s health or if the fetus has no functioning brain.