Category Archives: Blastocyst Liberation

This Seems Socially Disruptive

The U.N. made a statement (boldface mine): The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion… “How can they ask these women not to become pregnant, but … Continue reading

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When Infectious Disease Has Social Consequences

I might have metioned once or twice that the Zika virus could have similar effects on attitudes towards abortion that rubella did. From Brazil (boldface mine): But now some activists here are drawing comparisons between the Zika epidemic and the … Continue reading

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More on Zika Virus and the Procedure That Shall Not Be Named

As I’ve been noting from when the first American* Zika stories broke, the Zika virus could have similar effects on attitudes towards abortion that rubella did (rubella is the “R” in the MMR vaccine). Well, it’s starting (boldface mine): “We … Continue reading

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El Salvador’s Response to Zika: Don’t Get Pregnant–Until 2018

Somehow I don’t think this is going to be too successful (boldface mine): El Salvador is taking an unprecedented step in its bid to prevent kids from developing birth defects caused by the Zika virus — urging women to avoid … Continue reading

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Zika, Rubella, and the Procedure That Shall Not Be Named

By way of Scary Disease Lady (aka ‘Maryn McKenna’), we come across the CDC’s recommendations for pregnant women who might have been exposed to the Zika virus, which has been linked to a twenty-fold increase in microcephaly. This is the … Continue reading

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Texas Begins HIV Transmission Program

Not exactly sure how this saves lives (boldface mine): Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program. In … Continue reading

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Abortion and Infectious Disease: The Zika Virus Edition

I’ve discussed before how in the pre-rubella vaccine era (rubella is the “R” in the MMR vaccine) concerns about rubella-induced birth defects helped make more abortion more acceptable in the 1960s. Brazil’s reaction to the spread of the Zika virus, … Continue reading

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