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Friday, 29 January 2016 - 9:19
Activists to call Zika virus abortions
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A Brazilian group of lawyers, activists and scientists is to ask the country's supreme court to allow abortions for women with the Zika virus.

Zika, a form of microcephaly, is linked to brain defects in unborn children.

Abortions are illegal in Brazil, except in health emergencies or cases of rape or, since 2012, another brain condition known as anencephaly.

Experts have warned that Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Latin American region this year.

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