98% of pregnant women with Zika have healthy babies

98% of pregnant women with Zika have healthy babies September 7, 2016

Pro-abortionists are using the threat of birth defects from Zika infections to justify abortions, including late-term abortions.  But only 2% of pregnant women with Zika give birth to children with microencephaly.  That is, 98% of pregnant women with Zika give birth to healthy babies.

From Micaiah Bilger, 98% of Pregnant Women Infected With Zika Give Birth to a Healthy Baby, Abortion’s Unnecessary | LifeNews.com:

Right now in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control knows of almost 600 women who are pregnant and have the Zika virus. Many of them are facing increasing pressure to abort their unborn babies because of a link between the virus and birth defects.

Abortion advocates have been using the virus and the link to birth defects as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities. Some pro-abortion groups in South America even have been scaring women into aborting their unborn babies without knowing if they have Zika or if their unborn baby has a disability.

However, the risk of birth defects is not as great as many appear to believe.

One leading pro-life OB-GYN told World Magazine’s Evan Wilt:

“There is a lot of misunderstanding and unnecessary fear about the Zika virus,” said Donna Harrison, executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “And, unfortunately, those fears are motivated by politics.”

… Harrison, a board-certified OB-GYN, told me there are real fears associated with Zika, but pro-abortion groups are overhyping the threat.

For a woman to give birth to a baby with microcephaly, Zika infection needs to take place within the first trimester in most cases. Of those women, only 1-2 percent will see birth defects in their babies.

“That means 98 percent of pregnant women infected with the Zika virus will give birth to normal babies,” Harrison said.

She added nonpregnant women who get sick with Zika develop an immunity to the virus.

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HT:  Mary Moerbe

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