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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the Argentine Senate on Wednesday, December 30th, passed a law validating women's right to abortion until the 14th week of pregnancy, the issue is facing opposition from conservative and religious legislators in the Brazilian Congress.

The assessment of legislators heard by Folha newspaper is that, within the current context, there is no room for legislation similar to the neighboring country to progress in the National Congress.

Therefore, politicians who advocate the broadening of legal pregnancy termination are focused on blocking progress of proposals that they regard as setbacks, for limiting women's reproductive rights . . .

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