Protest for abor­tion

The Cairns Post - - NEWS -

THOU­SANDS of women marched through the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Mon­day to protest a re­cent con­gres­sional com­mit­tee vote to make abor­tion il­le­gal with­out ex­cep­tion in Brazil.

Many pro­test­ers car­ried their chil­dren in their arms or on their shoul­ders, shout­ing: “Our bod­ies are ours!”

Some scuf­fles broke out be­tween pro­test­ers and po­lice.

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

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