A second minority report called for a state law limiting the number of embryos that can be transferred to a woman's womb to two, thus eliminating the need for fetal reduction
The finding was somewhat unexpected; the main purpose of the study was to investigate if selective fetal reduction
really improved birth weight and risk of preterm delivery, said Dr.
We must also not underestimate the possibility that the adoption of the technique of fetal reduction
could lead toward a eugenic mentality where, through the techniques of prenatal diagnosis, people come to measure the value, of a human life solely according to parameters of normality and "physical well-being" (Ibid," 63), in light of a reduced concept of 'quality of life.
Compared with outcomes in all other pregnancies, fetal reduction
was associated with an increased risk for slowed fetal growth (less than 90 g per week) between 20 and 28 weeks' gestation and for birth before 32 weeks.
There are no data from this study or in the literature to support observation in the presence of PROM or PPROM, nor is there sufficient evidence to support the use of prophylactic antibiotics, closure of the cervical os, or fetal reduction
in multiple gestations in post-radical trachelectomy patients who become pregnant, he added.
In this study, fetal reduction
had no significant impact on the features of the remaining placentas, according to the investigators.