Microcephaly Pros And Cons

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To answer the question, yes I would be in favor of parents having the option to abort the fetus if the mother was infected with the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes the baby’s head to be abnormally small, which usually results in underdeveloped brains. If microcephaly is prevalent in a routine, prenatal ultrasound, then the parents should be granted the option to have an abortion. Microcephaly inhibits the child for life, the child will have developmental problems, hearing problems and an array of other issues caused by microcephaly. In addition, a child with microcephaly is not only grievous, but it is also expensive. Jorge Alfaro-Murillo, a research scientist at Yale, estimates that the medicinal cost of Zika could be
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