Trisomy 13

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Is termination of the pregnancy, or abortion, an option if my baby has Trisomy 13?

If a diagnosis of trisomy 13 has been confirmed through amniocentesis or CVS, some families will consider termination. This can be the right decision for some families despite it possibly being very difficult. Different states will have restrictions on when a pregnancy termination procedure can be performed. A reproductive genetic counselor can help you better understand the options for your specific state.

FindLaw is an online service that describes the laws regarding abortion for different states ( This can be a useful starting point for understanding the laws in your state. It is important to note though that new laws/restrictions are continually being enacted so the information on this site may not be up to date.

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