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From Sidur Tehilas Hashem, Sidur Rav Amram, and Nitei Gavriel Hilchos Yom Hakipurim 10:20 you take additional chickens for Kaparos for a pregnant lady in order to cover the fetus. What sin has the fetus done that it requires a Kapara?

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Achila Gasa?..... –  Hacham Gabriel Sep 2 '13 at 15:28
    
Why do you assume the child is getting a kappara? The chicken is not a korban –  Double AA Sep 2 '13 at 15:29
    
Some say gilgul,others say maybe mother ate something assur,and others don't include the unborn child –  sam Sep 2 '13 at 16:07
    
@doubleAA: It is called Kaparos. If it is something else please advise. –  Gershon Gold Sep 2 '13 at 17:44
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...and that is why the rishonim hated this. –  Double AA Sep 2 '13 at 17:48
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