A legal abortion in Brazil is only allowed in the following circumstances:
Any women who procures an abortion for reasons not listed above can face up to three years in prison. In 2013, a new law was passed which no longer required women to prove they were raped in order to access legal abortion services. In addition, the law also covers marital rape, thus allowing wives who have been raped by their husbands to legally procure an abortion.
Any trained and licensed medical doctor can perform a legal abortion.
Legal abortion services are available at both public and private health institutions.
Safe abortion services should be available at a wide range of health facilities although the actual number of sites providing the service is unknown. In addition, Brazil’s law allows medical professionals to object to per- forming an abortion on moral and religious grounds.
Abortion pills can be bought at the pharmacy but only with an accompanying prescription.
Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde: http://mulheres.org.br/
Phone number: +55 11 3812-8681
Phone number: +55 19 3289-1735