RIO DE JANEIRO - The A word, Abortion, there are few more emotionally charged issues in society today. It has been a divisive flash-point in the U.S., legal since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision. Abortion is currently illegal in Brazil, except if the pregnancy puts the life of the woman in danger, or if the pregnancy is the result of a rape.
The punishment in Brazil for a woman who performs an abortion on herself, or . . .