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I know of a couple in which the mother is Rh-negative and the father is Rh-positive, which became known after the natural abortion of the wife's first pregnacy. However, the couple were deeply religious Catholics, and wouldn't use contraceptives or any other medical help, instead preferring prayer. They first had a healthy Rh-negative son, then an Rh-positive daughter with damaged central nervous system (causing constant twitching and various secondary health problems). I'm not saying such cases should be prevented with prohibitions, but this was definitely a stronger case of parental "playing dice with genetic defects" irresponsibility than the average sibling incest.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 11:20:03 AM EST
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Agree. I find such cases horrifying too. The decision must be the parents' though, even if they take a decision that most people find wrong.
by Katrin on Thu Nov 8th, 2012 at 11:34:41 AM EST
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