This past fall, when Lauren Miller of Dallas was 13-weeks pregnant with twins, she got horrible news. One of the twins had trisomy 18, a genetic abnormality that causes about 90% of fetuses to die before birth. The other twin was healthy.She learned from a genetic counselor that continuing to carry both fetuses could put the healthy one at risk. She saw a doctor who specializes in high risk pregnancies who told her: “You can’t do anything in Texas and I can’t tell you anything further in Texas, but you need to get out of state.”That’s exactly what she did. Miller traveled to Colorado and, at 15-weeks pregnant, she had a “selective reduction” procedure to help ensure her pregnancy with her healthy twin could continue.
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