Police fire tear gas as thousands of women protest laws that will make all abortions illegal, even for rape victims, in Brazil

Mail Online | 11/14/2017 | Ap;Julian Robinson for MailOnline
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Police fired tear gas as thousands of women protested laws that will make all abortions illegal, even for rape victims, in Brazil.

Some demonstrators carried children in their arms or on their shoulders shouting: 'Our bodies are ours!' as they marched through the streets of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

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It followed a recent congressional committee vote to make abortion illegal without exception in Brazil.

Some scuffles broke out between protesters and police when the march reached the Rio state legislature. Police fired tear gas, but calm soon returned.

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Abortion is currently allowed in Brazil in cases of rape, a pregnancy that threatens a woman's life or a fetus with anencephaly, a birth defect involving the brain.

But the congressional committee last week adopted a measure that would remove those exceptions, provoking widespread outrage though many Brazilians hold conservative views on...
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