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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - A group representing Brazil’s doctors has, for the first time, voiced support for the decriminalization of abortion. The support comes as the senate debates reforming abortion law as part of an overhaul of the country’s penal code.

The Federal Council of Medicine (CFM), which represents 400,000 doctors, said in a statement last week that the council supported the “autonomy” of women to choose to terminate pregnancies of up to twelve weeks.

"We are pro-life, but we want to respect the autonomy of women who up until the . . .

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