Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brazilian Police Target Suspected Abortion Patients

BBC News: Brazil targets illegal abortions, by Gary Duffy:

Brazil_flag Brazilian police are investigating more than 1,200 women suspected of having had abortions in a clinic in the state of Mato Grosso Do Sul.

Some 150 women have been charged and at least 30 have been sentenced to do community work.

Abortion in Brazil is illegal except in cases of rape or when the life or health of the mother is at risk.

The large-scale investigation has prompted protests from human rights organisations and women's groups.

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