• In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. In Zika-struck Brazil, a debate over whether to loosen the country’s strict abortion laws has sparked a backlash from the mothers of children with birth defects. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn’t know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can’t walk, talk or eat without help.

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  • Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.