Zika Could Cause Spike In Illegal Abortions

February 1, 2016 7:58 AM

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Doctors, public health experts and women's rights organizations are concerned that the strongly suspected link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, a fetal deformity resulting in a shrunken head and a damaged brain, will cause women in the Americas to seek illegal abortions.

Some countries in Latin America have opted to advise women to delay becoming pregnant, rather than make abortions more readily available.

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