Brazil’s Abortion Restrictions Compound Challenge of Zika Virus

Brent McDonald – The New York Times, 05/16/2016

CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil — Marina Leite arrived at a hospital from her rural village in February, 28 weeks pregnant and struggling to speak or breathe.

She was carrying double the normal amount of amniotic fluid, a life-threatening complication that, her doctors told her, stemmed from severe fetal deformities linked to the Zika virus.

A week later, Ms. Leite, 35, had an abortion.

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