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PA. JUSTICES TO WEIGH ALLOWING LAWSUITS IN 'WRONGFUL LIFE' CASES

May 17, 2015 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When politicians debate reproductive rights, they don't just argue over when life begins for a fetus. They often also decide how much the woman carrying it should be told.

Before a woman can obtain an abortion, for example, Pennsylvania law requires that she be told of alternatives like adoption. If a fetus is diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome, meanwhile, her doctor must provide information about treatment and support options.

But under a 27-year-old state law, a woman can't sue ...