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Abortion Demand ‘Soars’ Amid Zika Fear

June 23, 2016

(BBC) – Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a “huge” increase in the number of women in Latin America wanting abortions, researchers say. Estimates suggest there has been at least a doubling in requests in Brazil and an increase of a third in other countries. Many governments have advised women not to get pregnant due to the risk of babies being born with tiny brains. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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