With Advances In Prenatal Testing, Difficult Choices Arise

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Melanie Perkins McLaughlin, documentary filmmaker and mother of three children, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome
Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

Technological developments in prenatal testing and screening methods have given women more information about the genetic status of their fetuses. Increased access to information can leave mothers and their partners with difficult choices about whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy.

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