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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court started to hear arguments Friday morning (August 3rd) regarding the decriminalization of abortion in the country. More than fifty people, from health workers, to scientists, to human rights advocates, to representatives of religious entities will defend their opinions on the legalization of the procedure.

Currently the termination of a pregnancy is considered legal in Brazil only in cases of rape, anencephalic fetuses or if the pregnant woman’s life is at risk. The new proposal calls for the decriminalization of abortion until the twelve week of . . .

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