A minister of the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands says any suggestions to allow abortions for babies with microcephaly must be viewed in the context of Jamaica’s laws.

On Tuesday MP for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell called for abortion to be provided as an option for mothers whose unborn child has been diagnosed with the disease, which has been linked to the Zika virus.

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But Reverend Dr. Gordon Evans says any such proposal must abide by the laws of the country.

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The Ministry of Health says there are seven pregnant women who’ve tested positive for the Zika virus.

Reverend Evans says the sanctity of life must be respected, but other factors must also be taken into consideration.

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Reverend Dr. Gordon Evans, a minister of the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.