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Ruling on Aborting the Fetus if was Afflicted with Patou Syndrome

I lost my two months old baby who was afflicted with Patou Syndrome which is a problem in Gene (13), because the people afflicted with it don't live for too long due to the intensity of physical problems and congenital malformation such as brain atrophy as well heart and lungs malformations and the like. However, after examination, it turns out that my wife had (Patou Syndrome). Nowadays, science is capable through test-tube babies technique to specify the afflicted gene and eliminate it at the lab before injecting the mother with fertilized ovum. If Allah wills, and at the time in which my wife is pregnant normally, we can make gene examination for the fetus at the 10 week of pregnancy and the results will be given within one week .i.e.  (120) days before pregnancy through which science can determine if the fetus is afflicted with the above syndrome, having afflicted genes or safe and sound. Are we permitted to make abortion if the fetus is afflicted with Patou Syndrome and been detected (120) days earlier of pregnancy?

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