Where Zika Virus Goes, Abortion Rates Grow, Study Published In The New England Journal of Medicine

New research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that wherever warnings of Zika pop up, an increase in abortions will soon follow.

Amid warnings that the mosquito-borne virus may be on the verge of becoming an “explosive pandemic” capable of permanently damaging countless numbers of newborns via transmission from their Zika-infected mothers, the researchers looked at the disease’s effects on the oppressive social climate surrounding abortion in Latin American countries already hit by it.

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