Abortion legal in Thai birth defect cases linked to Zika, officials say

Reuters, 6 October 2016
Author: Amy Sawitta Lefevre
“Predominantly Buddhist Thailand will relax its strict rules against abortion to cover fetuses with proven birth defects linked to the Zika virus, health officials said on Thursday, doubling to 24 weeks a deadline for the procedure. Health experts who met this week to draft guidelines for expectant mothers with Zika concluded that abortions can be carried out at up to 24 weeks in case of serious birth defects.”
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