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an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal

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In its ideal form, prenatal genetic counseling should provide a complete picture of the pros and cons of bringing a genetically anomalous fetus to term.
Black women who are poor and carrying a genetically anomalous fetus will likely fare worst of all, due to the combination of genetic counseling's pro-white bias and the public's begrudging attitude toward the "meager increase in benefits for one more child" and the general "depletion of public resources for general health care and for supporting people with disabilities." (122) While it is possible that genetic counseling providers will be able to shield themselves from these considerations, it is unlikely given the subjective, selective nature of genetic counseling and the socioeconomic and cultural factors that inevitably play a role in shaping the patient-counselor relationship.
Because genetic counseling in its ideal form can provide a complete picture of the implications (positive and negative) of both terminating and carrying a genetically anomalous fetus to term--and, accordingly, foster informed choice-- it is essential first and foremost that the field be drastically reshaped.
An anomalous fetus was considered detected if an abnormality of the relevant organ system was identified.
Moreover, preterm delivery was more common in women with an anomalous fetus (40%).
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