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Health official: Zika not worry now for pregnant women in US

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A top public health official says there’s been no local transmission of the Zika virus in the United States, so any talk about women in the country delaying pregnancy “is not even an issue for discussion at this point.” Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health also says it’s “very likely” the U.S. could see “local transmitted cases as we get into the robust mosquito season” this summer. He says if there’s a “local outbreak,” it’s up to health…

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Myths and facts about HB 1143

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Myth: The bill forces a woman to view her ultrasound before undergoing an abortion. Fact: A woman can simply decline to view the ultrasound by checking off and signing a form. Section 390.0111 of the bill, line 512 states: The woman has a right to decline to view the ultrasound images after she is informed of her right and offered an opportunity to view them. If the woman declines to view the ultrasound images, the woman shall complete a form,…

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