Birth defects

Police stand guard while protesters block the parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday Oct. 28, 2020. People across Poland stayed off their jobs and huge crowds poured onto the streets for a seventh straight day of protests Wednesday, enraged over a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 29, 2020 - 7:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda partially broke ranks with the country's conservative leadership Thursday and said he thinks women should have the right to abortion when they are carrying fetuses with fatal birth defects. The view Duda expressed during a radio interview runs...
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in WA police cordon guards the house of Poland's ruling conservative party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski against a crowd protesting a decision by the Constitutional Court, in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Defying the pandemic-related ban on gatherings, the protesters chanted for the government to resign. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 23, 2020 - 5:15 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Throngs of protesters vented anger Friday across Poland over a top court ruling that declared abortions of fetuses with congenital defects unconstitutional, effectively narrowing one of Europe’s strictest abortion laws. Police vans and units in riot gear were dispatched to...
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Pro-choice activists from "Women Strike" attend a protest in front of Poland's constitutional court, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Poland’s top court has ruled that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional. The decision by the country’s Constitutional Court effectively bans terminating pregnancies in cases where birth defects are found and will further limit access to abortions in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
October 22, 2020 - 8:08 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Europe. Two judges in the 13-member...
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FILE - This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. In a report released on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a birth defect called gastroschisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 17, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. When a baby is born with its intestines hanging outside the stomach, due to a hole in the abdominal wall, it's called gastroschisis. Most are repaired through surgery. Roughly...
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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2017, file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel, left, and his pregnant wife Molly McNearney at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. On his show Monday night, the comedian tearfully described the emergency operation needed after his son, William John, was born on April 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 7:28 pm
The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. Some people even live with it for several years before it's detected although the Kimmel baby's is the most severe form and...
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FILE - This Feb. 27, 2017, file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel, left, and his pregnant wife Molly McNearney at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. On his show Monday night, the comedian tearfully described the emergency operation needed after his son, William John, was born on April 21. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 02, 2017 - 2:25 pm
The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. Some people even live with it for several years before it's detected although the Kimmel baby's is the most severe form and...
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FILE-In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Dallas County Mosquito Lab microbiologist Spencer Lockwood sorts mosquitos collected in a trap in Hutchins, Texas, that had been set up in Dallas County near the location of a confirmed Zika virus infection. U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
March 31, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women. The first volunteer was vaccinated Wednesday at Baylor...
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