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By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The abortion issue polarises opinion throughout much of the world, and has led to heated and sometimes violent confrontation between concerned parties. America is currently captivated by the impending trial of Scott Raeder, the 'pro-lifer' who allegedly shot dead doctor George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas, at the height of a protest in 1993.

In Brazil, the country with more Catholics than any other in the world, status quo has largely gone unchallenged until recently: Abortion is illegal in this country, except in cases where the life of the mother is in . . .

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