The birth of a child is a moment in time that parents cannot forget. The child may be born on his or her due date, a couple of days later, or even weeks early. Prior to this date, many decisions involving tests must be made. One test reveals whether a woman is pregnant, another test reports the gender of the child, and yet another test can determine whether the child will be born with a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome. Having or not having these tests is a parent's right, and learning the results of these tests causes a person to make decisions that may have ethical implications. Learning the gender of the child may assist in deciding on a color to paint the nursery, but learning that the child will be born with Down syndrome requires those involved in the pregnancy to...

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