There is a virus in southern and central areas of South America. It is contracted by mosquitos, and it has affected many women who are pregnant. The pregnancies have resulted in birth defects, sometimes death, for the baby. The mother could die as well. Some of the women affected by the Zika Virus are being offered abortions.
While this isn’t the ideal outcome, it does offer a glimmer of hope if the mother knows that there is something wrong with the baby and if the mother’s life is at risk. Women should weigh the outcome of the abortion and the effects that the procedure could have on the body.
However, this is a way to help treat the virus in the mother, says Jon Urbana. The abortion service is for those who are less than 9 weeks pregnant, and it is being offered free of charge, which is another benefit to women in the area who might not have a lot of money.