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In this Dec. 22, 2015 photo, Angelica Pereira holds Luiza outside their house in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Luiza was born in October with a rare condition, known as microcephaly. The Zika virus, first detected in humans about 40 years ago in Uganda, has long seen as a less-painful cousin to dengue and chikunguya, which are spread by the same Aedes mosquito. Until a few months ago, investigators had no reported evidence it might be related to microcephaly. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Latin American countries recommend women delay pregnancy, criminalize abortion

In response to an increase in cases of the Zika virus, multiple Latin American countries have issued recommendations that women delay getting pregnant until the outbreak is under control. The mosquito-borne virus is related to similar infections like dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus, and is linked to microcephaly, which can cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads and severe brain damage. 

In response to an increase in cases of the Zika virus, multiple Latin American countries have issued recommendations that women delay getting pregnant until the outbreak is under control. The mosquito-borne virus is related to similar infections ...

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Delivery deserts: a reproductive justice challenge beyond abortion access

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

If I had gone into labor last summer in my tiny guest house on a Maine island, I would have had to drive an hour to reach the nearest hospital with a labor and delivery (L&D) ward.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

If I had gone into labor last summer in my tiny guest house on a Maine island, I would have had to drive an hour ...

“For Tennessee lawmakers, punishing pregnant women is more important than protecting fetal life.”

As I mentioned yesterday, Tennessee has officially become the first state in the country to criminalize drug use during pregnancy. The new law, which was signed by the Governor yesterday despite the best efforts of reproductive justice advocates, holds pregnant people criminally liable for harm caused to their fetuses or newborns. 

As I mentioned yesterday, Tennessee has officially become the first state in the country to criminalize drug use during pregnancy. The new law, which was signed by the Governor yesterday despite ...

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