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Should a mother be required to have amniocentesis if doctors suspect anencephaly?

  • Doctors Suspected Anencephaly

    I personally think that absolutely be a requirement if the doctors suspect anencephaly. For those of you who do not know, anencephaly is one of the most horrible birth defects possible, with parts of the brain and head missing at birth. If there's a way to prevent this, by all means do it.

  • Yes, they really should.

    Yeah, this should absolutely be a requirement if the doctors suspect anencephaly. For those of you who do not know, anencephaly is one of the most horrible birth defects possible, with parts of the brain and head missing at birth. If there's a way to prevent this, by all means do it.

  • No, amneocentesis should never be required.

    Regardless of what a doctor suspects may be wrong with a fetus, requiring amniocentesis is wrong. Doctors should present their fears to the mother and give her time to digest the news and analyze how she feels about the options if she refuses or accepts the test. The doctors need to make doubly certain the mother understands exactly what anencephaly is and the fact that there is no treatment for it, and the child will not survive more than a day or two after birth.

  • It should be the mother's choice.

    No, a mother should not be required to have amniocentesis if doctors suspect anencephaly, because a mother should not be forced to have something done to her body if she does not want to. We allow mothers to kill their own children in the womb, but we're going to force others to undergo medical procedures? It is confusing.

  • docters suspect anencephaly

    I personally disagree,No matter what the case, an abortion should never be forced upon a woman. However, in cases of anencephaly an abortion would certainly be warranted and most likely advisable. This is because the fetus is possibly in extreme pain and has little to no chance of survival. This choice cannot be forced on anyone though.


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