Americans’ strong aversion to late-term abortions drops precipitously if a developing fetus would likely be born with severe damage from the Zika virus, a new STAT-Harvard poll found.

It showed that 59 percent of respondents thought women should have the right to end a pregnancy after 24 weeks of gestation if testing showed there was a serious possibility the fetus had microcephaly caused by the mother’s Zika infection.

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  • So if the truth gets admitted, in Brazil, that all these babies are actually vaccine damage from the Tdap they were given as foetus’s from 20 weeks gestation, can women who have had Tdap, and are worried about their babies being the 1 in 50 babies who get microcephaly after this vaccine, do they get late term abortions, because of the vaccine damage?

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