Brazil’s Supreme Court start debates over abortion laws

International Women's Day In Brazil abortions abortion laws
Feminists hold a major unified on March 8 asking for abortion rights

Two and a half months ago, Brazil watched as neighbors Argentina passed a law to decriminalize abortions, still pending a Senate vote. Latin America’s biggest country could soon follow the same path, as on August 3 the Supreme Court begins a series of debates on whether or not abortions should be made legal within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Anti-abortion and pro-choice movements have been invited by the country’s highest court to make their cases and try to convince the 11 Justices.

The debates (which will be broadcast