Abortion for women with Zika virus

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a baby with microcephaly is held by her father

Abortion for women with Zika virus


The Zika virus reignites the abortion debate in Brazil, as a group of local lawyers, activists and scientists decided to launch a petition to ask the country's supreme court to allow abortions for women who have contracted the virus.

On February 1st the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a state of global emergency as there is suspicion of a strong relationship between Zika infection and the drastic increase of microcephaly cases (an abnormally small head). Indeed, while in Brazil there...


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