Brazilian women risk life, liberty in having to seek backstreet abortions

RIO DE JANEIRO — When 40-year-old Micheline Alves decided to have an abortion six weeks into her pregnancy, she had many mixed emotions. But guilt was not among them.

The mother of two from an affluent neighborhood in São Paulo knew her decision was illegal in Brazil, and yet she believed it was the right choice for her. Moreover, she had faith in the doctor she trusted to carry out the procedure.

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