Hard Choices

Earlier non-invasive prenatal testing can lead to difficult decisions for prospective parents, USA Today writes. "Rapid technological advances are opening up a new era, doctors say — one in which couples have an unprecedented glimpse of the forming child, and with this new information an often-wrenching choice: proceed with the pregnancy or terminate it," it adds.

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