Microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads, has been linked to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
“Until the law changes…what we will say as a law abiding government we are prepared to provide all the critical support to our pregnant mothers who detected with Zika,’ the Health Minister told legislators Tuesday.
Earlier, Opposition legislator, Dr Dayton Campbell, who is also a medical doctor said Jamaica should consider the idea of abortions to deal with pregnant women contracting microcephaly.
“I have never advocated for abortion as a means of poverty control or anything like that, but I do believe in cases where you have illnesses, mental illnesses or other things difficult for the family to deal with,” Dr. Campbell said.
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