Stories blaming the Zika virus for Brazil’s rise in microcephaly babies make my skin crawl. Mosquitoes spreading the disease is not what I find so creepy. It is the treachery of the abortion industry pushing their way into this issue under the guise of helping women.
The massive outbreak in Brazil in 2015 was blamed for the simultaneous microcephaly increase. Abortion advocates immediately used the Zika scare to fight pro-life forces that have blocked abortion in Latin America where a majority of citizens are Catholic. The world’s #1 abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has said women who are pregnant and contract the virus ought to be able to abort their potentially disabled babies. It’s always the same suggestion whether poor, or black, or mopping up after a hurricane, or worried about microcephaly: Abort!
New Report Questions Link
Despite the sensationalism, most media outlets have skipped over some very important news about Zika. According to a report released June 27, the mosquito-born virus may not actually be linked to microcephaly after all. The status report, Is Zika the Cause of Microcephaly? by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), found that of nearly 12,000 pregnant women infected with Zika in Colombia, there was not a single microcephaly case. The NECSI stated that the World Health Organization independently found 7 cases of microcephaly in Colombia where mothers contracted Zika during pregnancy in contrast to over 1,500 such confirmed cases in Brazil. “Population size cannot account for the difference as the 48 million population of Colombia is one fifth the 200 million population of Brazil…”
The study is expansive and so credible that the New England Journal of Medicine published the preliminary June 22 report, despite having already concluded that Zika was the problem. Five days later, the final update was published advising that the assumed link should be reconsidered.
It was noted earlier this year by a number of experts in the scientific community that there are other possible reasons for the rise in microcephaly, such as the pesticide pyriproxyfen, which is put into some of Brazil’s drinking water to kill mosquito larvae. Science Daily stated: “Pyriproxyfen is an analogue for insect juvenile hormone which is cross reactive with retinoic acid, which is known to cause microcephaly. A physicians’ group in Brazil and Argentina, the Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center, and NECSI have called for studies of the potential link between pyriproxyfen and microcephaly.”
There are conjectures that certain vaccines or genetically modified mosquitoes could be to blame. In each of the other possibilities, the interests of multimillion-dollar companies are at stake — far more awkward than blaming mosquitoes.
Zika in the US
In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared Zika the cause of microcephaly in Brazil and $222 million was allocated to fight the virus domestically this year. But the fight isn’t happening in a vacuum since beekeepers around the Southeast are losing bees by the millions after neurotoxin was sprayed from the sky to kill mosquitoes. A video posted by a beekeeper to Facebook shows thousands of dead insects around hives, while a few survivors struggled to move the bodies of fellow bees.
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Senate Democrats blocked a $1.1 billion Zika funding measure after it passed the House. This was the third time democrats rejected it because it didn’t promote Planned Parenthood’s abortion business and fund abortions on women affected by Zika with taxpayer money. The move is expected start new negotiations for a bipartisan bill to combat the mosquito-transmitted virus
However this ends in Congress, there’s a lot of money being proposed to fight a virus that may have nothing to do with microcephaly and is actually relatively mild. On average, only one out of five patients develops symptoms from Zika such as red eyes, a splotchy rash, achy joints, and fever.
Thus far, only 35 locally acquired cases have been identified so Planned Parenthood has been lying fairly low here, waiting for business to pick up. But those blood-sucking pests will likely multiply and can be expected to spread their sickness. And I’m not talking about the mosquitoes.