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    Can you please explain the concept of "wrongful birth" and present the key legal/ethical issues which accompany it.

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    Wrongful birth is a legal cause of action in some common law countries in which the parents of a congenitally diseased child claim that their doctor failed to properly warn of their risk of conceiving or giving birth to a child with serious genetic or congenital abnormalities. In cases such as these, the parents have to prove that the doctor knew of the abnormalities the child had prior to the birth but failed to disclose the issues to the ...

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    This solution provides a definition of wrongful birth and the legal/moral issues that come along with them.