Category Archives: Blastocyst Liberation

Zika Is The New Rubella

Since the Zika outbreaks first began, I’ve argued that Zika virus will change attitudes towards abortion just as rubella (the ‘R’ in the MMR vaccine) did. Here’s some recent polling data (boldface mine): Americans’ strong aversion to late-term abortions drops … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Making No Sense About Zika

Before I get to the politics part, my take on Zika, which I’ve stated from when this first became a global concern, is that an outbreak is largely a political and social concern. In terms of loss of life (i.e., … Continue reading

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If We Outlaw Abortion, Then Outlaws Will Come To D.C. To Have Abortions

Not exactly your usual way to boost the tourist industry (boldface mine): Even though D.C. has bucked the national trend of tightening restrictions on abortion access, she sees the impact of the legislation in her offices. “We saw an increase … Continue reading

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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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