Brazil abortion debate: Gov’t imposes new rules for rape victims

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  • Brazil has imposed new rules for rape victims seeking an abortion, requiring them to look at the fetus before the procedure.
    Doctors are also obligated to report their cases to the police.
    This comes two weeks after anti-abortion rights activists surrounded a hospital to stop a 10-year-old girl from terminating her pregnancy.

    Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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