By Dave Andrusko A story in Thursday’s Washington Post offered the encouraging news that “Spread of Zika virus appears to be slowing in parts of Latin America.” According to reporter Nick Miroff, In several Latin American nations hit hard by the Zika epidemic, the transmission of the virus appears to have peaked, with the number …Continue reading "Encouraging news that spread of Zika virus slowing in Latin America"
New Study Finds that Less than 1 percent of Zika Infections During Pregnancy Lead to Microcephaly By Jonathan Abbamonte and Steven W. Mosher, Population Research Institute Abortion advocates have attempted to lobby and shame pro-life Latin American countries into legalizing abortion for women who may contract the Zika virus. Although it has not been proven that …Continue reading "Abortion is Never the Answer for Pregnant Women with Zika"
By Dave Andrusko Brazil is, if not the epicenter of the Zika virus, certainly a country with more than its fair share of exposure to the virus which has been associated with, but not proven to cause microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with undersized heads with subsequent health problems. The usual pro-abortion …Continue reading "Strong majority of Brazilians reject abortion for women infected with Zika virus"
By Dave Andrusko In spite of an onslaught of international pressure, 51% of Brazilians (in the Associated Press’s words) “are against loosening Brazil’s strict anti-abortion laws even when microcephaly has been confirmed. Only 39 percent agree with a change in the law in such circumstances.” Microcephaly has been associated with but not actually shown to …Continue reading "Brazilians against loosening protective abortion laws, resisting pressure to change in light of Zika virus"
Editor’s note. This appeared on the webpage of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). 50 Members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter initiated by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tx.) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressing concern for the High Commissioner’s recent statement ‘Upholding women’s …Continue reading "USA House Members Send Letter to Top UN Human Rights Official, ‘Abortion is Not the Answer to Zika’"
By Dave Andrusko You may have heard a few words here and there about an exchange between Pope Francis and Donald Trump. But you would have to go to sites such as the Catholic News Association and EWTN to get the full flavor of the Pontiff’s passionate comments about a different topic–how abortion is always …Continue reading "Abortion never a “solution” to the Zika virus"
By Michael Cook Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at bioedge.org and is reprinted with permission. A week of confusing information about the Zika virus epidemic, which the World Health Organization has described as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. In a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, Slovenian clinicians …Continue reading "Zika: still wrapped in mystery"
By Dave Andrusko You could almost feel the surge of exhilaration in the story that ran in the Washington Post under the headline, “Zika prompts urgent debate about abortion in Latin America.” There you have it. All those stubborn Latin American countries with their antiquated (protective) abortion laws now in the cross-hairs of the international abortion …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists and the Zika virus: never let a crisis, real or unproven, go to waste"
Activists are trying to spook governments into allowing abortion. Don’t do it, says a woman with the condition. By Michael Cook The World Health Organization has warned that 4 million people in Latin America could be infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus before the epidemic comes under control. You can have Zika without knowing it. …Continue reading "The wrong solution to Zika-caused microcephaly"
By Dave Andrusko There is nothing–nothing wonderful, nothing tragic, and nothing in-between–that the Abortion Lobby will not attempt to exploit to further its ever-expanding death agenda. By now we probably all know that the Zika virus is spread by a particular mosquito. Ordinarily the symptoms are relatively mild but with pregnant women it has been …Continue reading "Standing against using Zika virus as a reason to tear down protective abortion laws"
By Cassy Fiano Brazil is considered to be one of the most pro-life countries in the world. Abortion is completely illegal there, unless the mother’s life is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of rape. This has been a thorn in the sides of abortion activists, so it’s no surprise that they’re jumping …Continue reading "Abortion activists use Zika virus fears to push for more abortions"
By Marie Smith Editor’s note. This appeared at the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. A mosquito-borne illness–Zika virus–is spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean and has appeared in the U.S. and Europe in individuals who have traveled to an affected country. The Zika virus is spread in the Americas by the …Continue reading "Zika Virus and Unborn Children"