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Brazil protests break out over divisive abortion law

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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Thousands of people in Brazil have protested against a proposed nationwide law change which would equate abortion to homicide, even in cases where a pregnancy is the result of rape. It would mean women who terminate pregnancies after 22 weeks could be jailed for up to 20 years. Brazil's ruling party opposes the move but conservatives in Congress are attempting to push the bill through. Protesters have gathered in many Brazilian cities in recent days, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília. Some have carried placards reading "a girl...

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