There are some who seem pretty thrilled with the outbreak of Zika because it’s given new life to the anti-life crowd. The somewhat new virus has reinvigorated the tired old arguments against the Catholic Church’s teaching on life and sexuality.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites with he most common symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis which typically lasts several days to a week. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. However, some reports link the disease with birth defects and some governments in South America have warned women at risk of contacting the Zika virus from becoming pregnant. The threat of very ill babies has ramped up efforts to liberalize abortion laws and has many criticizing the Catholic Church for their belief that all life is sacred.