As abortion activists continue to use the Zika virus as a political pawn, pro-life leaders are seeking a more ethical and effective solution than simply killing potentially affected babies.
As Live Action News reported, last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio spoke out against the abortion industry’s attempts to use Zika as an opportunity to fund abortion.
“Obviously, microcephaly [a potential birth defect resulting from a pregnant woman contracting Zika] is a terrible prenatal condition that kids are born with,” said Rubio. “And when they are, it’s a lifetime of difficulties. I’m not pretending to you that that’s an easy question you asked me. But,” he concluded, “I believe all human life should be protected by our law, irrespective of the circumstances or condition of that life.”
On Monday, CNN contributor and Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes agreed with Rubio in his battle for a better solution, suggesting that birth defects are not a new problem, and that ending the lives of potentially disabled preborn babies is not a “solution.”
“…Sen. Rubio is doing the correct thing,” said Hughes. “One out of every 33 babies in the United States right now is born with a birth defect. We’re going to…terminate a life because you’re possibly going to be born with [microcephaly]? I think that’s actually very hypocritical of the Democrat Party.”
Hughes continued, “Abortion is definitely not the answer for a way to…cure this disease.”
As pro-life leaders have contended from the beginning stages of the Zika outbreak, human life is valuable and we must continue to support research, medical aid, and other legitimate ways to combat Zika that do not involve killing off those affected by the virus.