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May272013

Jennifer Aniston Rumored Pregnant But Fetus Has Down Syndrome – Aniston Faces Difficult Choice

June 14, 2013

Nature Deals Jennifer Aniston A Cruel Blow When Her Long-Awaited Pregnancy Delivers An Unhealthy Fetus.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Will Jennifer Aniston be joining Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian in the first-time moms club?  Perhaps, but her rumored new pregnancy may be bittersweet.  According to friends close to Aniston, her two-month-old fetus has Down syndrome based upon an early genetic screening by a top Beverly Hills OB/GYN.  The diagnosis has caused a rift with fiance because Aniston might want to terminate the pregnancy.

According to the American Society of Pediatric Medicine, over 3% of all fetuses of mother’s Aniston’s age have Down syndrome. 

Although Aniston has confirmed neither the pregnancy nor the fetus’ condition, the news must come as a hard blow to the maturing sex symbol.  Aniston famously said she'd be “singing from the mountaintops” if she fell pregnant, so it is unclear how she might feel if she fell pregnant with an unhealthy child.

Media consultant and family planning maven Angela Blackwater said that Aniston’s career could not survive aborting the Down syndrome baby after she has waited so long to have a child.  “The flyover states don’t like abortion so much,” said Blackwater.  Blackwater believes that after Aniston saying that she wants a child, aborting a fetus because of its special needs could be seen – however unfairly – as cruel.  According to Blackwater, Aniston’s best option would be to carry the fetus to near term, abort it just before its birth and then adopt a Russian orphan in its place behind the scenes.

“Hollywood stars have handled much worse crises,” said Arthur M. Fleming, a talent manager of many top female actors.  “Jenn will need to deal with this thing but it can be handled with enough planning and medical intervention,” he said.

Legal experts believe that Aniston could abort the fetus as late as eight months into the pregnancy if a medical risk to herself can be identified.  Santa Marino OB/GYN Henry V. Waxman said that late-term abortions are performed frequently based upon perceived health risks to the mother.  “Thousands of fetuses are terminated every year after eight months if a doctor can come up with some medical reason,” he said.

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