To the Editor.—
The study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on chorionic villus sampling omits one significant consideration.1 Diagnostic information that indicates a genetic disorder places the affected fetus at high risk of an induced abortion. What is safe for the mother may portend ill for the unborn.
William V. Dolan. Chorionic Villus Sampling. JAMA. 1988;260(15):2220. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410150068030