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Brazil’s Criminal Abortion Laws Are Killing Women

Jandira Magdalena dos Santos Cruz's case is exemplary of the dire effects that criminalizing and stigmatizing abortion can have on women's health and safety.

For women in Brazil, seeking an abortion can have extreme legal, social, and physical consequences.

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Does She Really Support Reproductive Rights? Mixed Messages from Brazil’s First Female President

Will Rousseff and Brazil’s other leaders summon up the will to truly stand up for women’s rights?  Will they tackle one of the true solutions to high maternal mortality: decriminalization of abortion and measures that could effectively reduce deaths related to unsafe abortions?

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Using Special Powers, Brazil’s President Passes Law Requiring Compulsory Registration of All Pregnant Women

A new law passed in the dead of night by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff violates all women’s right to privacy by creating compulsory registration to control and monitor her reproductive life.

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Celebrating Important Victories from the Women’s Movement in Brazil

2010 was a benchmark year for the debate around abortion legalization in Brazil. For the first time, we saw debates during a Presidential election being mostly guided by religious beliefs around sexual and reproductive rights.

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