Tuesday, August 9, 2016

No abortions for pregnant women infected with Zika, Marco Rubio says

Marco Rubio (R) — an American politican and attorney, the junior United States Senator from Florida, said on Saturday that pregnant women who are infected with the ZIKV, should not be allowed to terminate their pregnancies.

In an interview with Politico‘s Mike Caputo, Rubio said:

“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. But if I’m going to err, I’m going to err on the side of life.”

Zika is believed to cause severe birth defects like microcephaly. And microcephaly involves debilitating deformities of the brain and babies born with the condition begin their lives very critically ill. 

“Obviously, microcephaly is a terrible prenatal condition that kids are born with. And when they are, it’s a lifetime of difficulties,” Rubio told Politico. “So I get it. I’m not pretending to you that that’s an easy question you asked me. But I’m pro-life. And I’m strongly pro-life. I believe all human life should be protected by our law, irrespective of the circumstances or condition of that life.”

Unfortunately is no wonder what Rubio says. The intolerant speeches are not exotic for him. Rubio hates women. He said last year also that he opposes abortion access for women who have been the victims of rape or incest (!!!). 

"CBS said in June that while some individuals born with microcephaly can live somewhat normal lives, most are severely disabled. Many pass away at a very young age, but those who do not can require constant care for the rest of their lives. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)’s Director Dr. Thomas Frieden estimated that the total lifetime medical costs for each microcephalic individual ranges from $1 million to $10 million or more. The first reports of Zika associated microcephaly came from Brazil and scientists quickly raised the alarm that it could spread throughout the tropics and to the United States. In June the CDC and the Obama administration attempted to pass a bill allocating funding to fight and research the disease, but Republicans blocked it," says RAWSTORY's David Ferguson in his article. 
Any conservative and very religious politician worldwide generally opposes abortion. And they are especially dangerous for democracy. 

Marco Rubio. Image: USATODAY

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