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If Dr's were able to accurately test for Autism before birth would you abort?

Posted by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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The question of abortion for Down syndrome is always posed with an amazing amount of moms claiming that they would abort. 

If Dr's were accurately able to do testing for Autism would this become a "good" reason to make the choice and abort?

Keep in mind that just like Down syndrome only certain health issues can be detected, the level of funtioning is unknown. 

 

by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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beerebelly
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:58 AM

 I don't know enough about autism so I am not sure what my opinion is on it.

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:59 AM

If I had other kids already I would.  If it were my first I would not but I wouldn't have anymore.

UnIdentiFiedOne
by on Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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No, because they likely would never be able to predict the severity. My son is autistic and lives a very normal, happy life. There are days that can be tougher, but nothing even remotely close to severe enough to justify abortion for me. 

ctcountrygal
by on Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

bump

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