Court weighing decriminalization measure; procedure is punishable by up to three years in prison

Women wearing costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale, a book and now television series, rally in support of loosening abortion laws outside the Supreme Court, where judges are holding an extraordinary session on the issue in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The question before the court is whether to allow elective abortions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy in Brazil, where abortion is illegal with a punishment of up to three years in prison.

Original published: 2018-08-07 04:19:21 Read the full Sao Paulo News here

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