Zika Virus Prompts Brazilian Petition For More Legal Abortion Access
The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil prompted a petition for more access to legal abortion.By Samantha Crook | January 30, 2016
In light of the Zika virus outbreak, a group in Brazil plans to petition the country's Supreme Court to expand abortion laws.
Researchers suspect a link between the the birth defect microcephaly in infants and pregnant women with the virus.
"What we have at this moment, in this country, is a group of women who's in fear of getting pregnant and not knowing what will happen during the pregnancy," a law professor at Brasilia University told the BBC.