Illegal Abortions: Brazilian Edition

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Abortion is illegal in Brazil, with few exceptions, and it's unlikely to change. Still, "one in 5 Brazilian women of child-bearing age has terminated a pregnancy...200,000 women each year are hospitalized because of complications arising from unsafe abortions." [Time]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

What's important is that women are not escaping punishment for having or wanting sex.