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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Outbreak Response

Washington Post: Swatting the Zika carriers Editorial Board “…[T]he age of genetic engineering has brought new possibilities: The tiny building blocks of life can be manipulated to impede the disease. So far, laboratory trials have shown that genetic material can be altered to suppress mosquito populations or make them less…

Contraception Becoming More Acceptable Among Some Religious Leaders, Especially For Public Health Reasons

Associated Press: Philippine bishops back pope’s remarks on Zika contraception “Despite their staunch opposition to contraceptives, Philippine Roman Catholic bishops expressed their full support Saturday to Pope Francis’ remarks suggesting artificial contraception can be used by women threatened by the Zika virus…” (Gomez, 2/20). Los Angeles Times: Pope Francis isn’t…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Zika Outbreak Response

The Conversation: Using birth control to combat Zika virus could affect future generations Simon Beard, research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute “…While delaying pregnancy may be relatively costless for individuals, if many people simultaneously decide to delay conception this will have significant demographic…

Obstacles Remain To Abortion, Contraception Access For Latin American Women Affected By Zika

Huffington Post: GOP Congressmen Oppose Abortion Rights For Women With Zika In Developing Countries “Pregnant women in South and Latin America who contract Zika, a rapidly spreading mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth defects and deformities in babies, should not have access to abortion, Republican House leaders said Wednesday. ‘This…

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