The abortion industry has been eager to exploit women’s fears over the Zika virus. Planned Parenthood actually went door-to-door in Miami to play on women’s fears and promote abortion as a “solution.” Zika is believed to cause birth defects like microcephaly if a woman contracts the virus while pregnant (some state the link is inconclusive). For many pro-abortion activists, this is a worst-case scenario, even for some parents of children with microcephaly, who push the idea that having to raise a child with microcephaly is a tragic fate that will ruin someone’s life. Given that, it’s not difficult to see why a scared woman could think abortion was her only choice. But for women in Jamaica, at least, that’s not the case.
Just like in the United States and other countries battling the Zika virus, Jamaica has been grappling with how best to handle the epidemic. Some have been suggesting abortion as the best answer, but Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston, the Most Reverend Kenneth D. Richards, has another solution: give the babies to the Church. According to Richards, Jamaicans must not “succumb to the easy way” and should instead “preserve their humanity” by avoiding abortion. Instead, he says, they will take the babies. The Missionaries of the Poor and Mustard Seed Communities are ready and willing to accept and care for any child with microcephaly.
The fact of the matter is, abortion does not solve the problem of the Zika virus. All it does is kill preborn babies whose only crime was to have a birth defect. People do not deserve to be robbed of life because they have a disability.