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Brazilian support for abortion waning

.- A recent poll has revealed that support for abortion in Brazil is waning and that Brazilians do not support efforts to widen its legal scope.

The company Datafolha, hired by Rede Globo, polled 7,000 Brazilians on a variety of issues.

According to the results, 63% of those polled believe the country’s laws on abortion should remain untouched, that is, that abortion be permitted in cases of rape or life of the mother.  Only 41% of those surveyed two years ago, in an official poll by the Ministry of Health, answered similarly.

Only 11% of those responding to the Datafolha poll said they supported unrestricted abortion. 17% said they supported more liberal abortion laws.

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