Brazil’s Supreme Court Continues Hearings On Loosening Nation’s Abortion Laws

Washington Post: Tensions flare in Brazil as supreme court considers loosening abortion restrictions
“Brazil’s supreme court is considering decriminalizing abortion through the 12th week of pregnancy, stoking activists’ hopes that the country could follow other Latin American nations in loosening abortion restrictions. Hearings on the issue, which began Friday and continued on Monday, included testimony from dozens of doctors, specialists, and religious leaders. Tensions flared in the days leading up to the hearings, with activists on both sides speaking out…” (Lopes, 8/6).

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