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Old 26th January 2016, 05:08 PM
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Default Discusions on pregnant women with "Zika" virus

The "Zika" Virus is spreading especially in Latin America.

Info on what Zika Virus is :
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/26/health...-need-to-know/

According to the following article (which is originally in Spanish but is automatically translated into English by Bing), pregnant women who have Zika virus give birth to children with "small heads" and/or "fetuses with no brain (anencephaly)".

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However, the highest court of Justice in the country allowed in 2012 to terminate pregnancies of fetuses without brains (with anencephaly), to conclude that they have no expectation of life outside the womb.

http://www.microsofttranslator.com/B...-virus-zika%2F


Now, the government of these Latin countries are discussing if the option of abortion can be approved.

Since all direct abortions are intrinsically evil, that shouldn't be the question. A baby shouldn't be murdered. The discussion should be if whether an indirect abortion shall be morally performed in some specific cases.
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Old 26th January 2016, 05:12 PM
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The abortion is still direct if the prenatal is directly killed due to some injury, illness, or congenital problem. So abortion in the case of prenatals harmed by the Zika virus are still direct abortion.
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Old 26th January 2016, 05:17 PM
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Yes, thanks for clarifying that Ron, no need to murder the baby even if is born with incapacities.
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