Pregnant Zika Victims Will Be Given Access to Abortions At Sea

Hope may be on the way for pregnant woman infected with Zika in South America. The virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes and has been linked to the serious birth defect microcephaly, has spread explosively throughout the region and, thanks to the region’s typically-draconian restrictions on contraception and abortion, has put women of childbearing age in a terrible predicament. Now Women on Waves, an organization which uses ships to offer safe abortion services outside the territorial waters of countries where the procedure is restricted or forbidden, has announced that they will begin serving areas affected by Zika.

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