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Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Actually...: ...Most severely malformed babies are miscarried rather than aborted on purpose. They usually die in utero before maturity. As for elective abortion, it is a deeply personal, difficult decision. I would hesitate to say that "most" babies found to be deformed on prenatal tests are aborted, but it is certainly an option many consider.

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