Jezebel: Anti-abortion laws are having a dangerous, chilling effect on Zika research

Following the series of “sting videos” aimed at Planned Parenthood and produced by the Center for Medical Progress, state legislatures and the House of Representatives opened a series of investigations targeting Planned Parenthood. While the investigations have found no wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood, CMP’s videos have had a profound effect on legislation: state legislatures in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Arizona have taken aim at cracking down on fetal tissue research. That research, Politico reports, is vital to developing a potential Zika vaccine and understanding Zika-related birth defects like microcephaly.

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