Pope Suggests Contraception Permissible During Zika Crisis: Reports

Pope Francis has weighed in on birth control amidst the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America, suggesting that women could use artificial contraception to prevent a pregnancy, report The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal. However, he stopped short of condoning abortion for fetuses affected with birth defects.

The Catholic church generally opposes contraception.

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