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Related to wrongful birth: Wrongful life
A birth of a child that provides the basis for a cause of action for civil damages because the birth would not have occurred if medical sterilization procedures had been properly performed, if adequate birth control had been provided, or if the parents had been given appropriate prenatal testing or genetic counseling. Also called wrongful life.
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