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Rubio: No abortions for Zika-infected women



Marco Rubio tells Politico he opposes abortion for pregnant women with Zika, even if the child would be born with microcephaly.

"I understand a lot of people disagree with my view – but I believe that all human life is worthy of protection of our laws. And when you present it in the context of Zika or any prenatal condition, it’s a difficult question and a hard one," Rubio said. "But if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of life."

Story here.

Democrat Patrick Murphy: "Zika is most dangerous for women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, yet Marco Rubio still opposes a woman's right to make her own health decisions. Florida women need a fighter who will stand up for their right to choose and who is committed to getting our state the critical funding needed to fight this virus. It's clear that Marco Rubio will always put his ideology above women’s health care — and our families deserve better."

[Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2016 4:33pm]


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