Protest for abortion
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.