Saturday, 13 September 2014

Born At 24 Weeks

Image courtesy of The Mirror

"Parents release photo of daughter born at 24-week-old abortion limit saying 'She's not a foetus, she's a fully-formed human being'" says the headline in The Mirror.

The argument for changing the abortion law as foetus' are able to live from less than 24 weeks continues to gather momentum. One family who have gone through a tragic series of pregnancies have decided to go public with photos to make people think about their actions.

They lost their first baby at 23 weeks, and this one was 24 weeks but didn't survive. They are pregnant again now, but want to raise awareness of the issue.

Read the fully story <here>
Image courtesy of the Daily Mail

The youngest ever baby to survive was 22 weeks and was born in 2008. Read the full story <here>.

The UK law was originally put in place as foetus' could not survive pre-24 weeks.

Do you think the law needs to change? Would it have much effect given most abortions take place before 12 weeks? Do you think that it matters whether it can survive or not? Is the most crucial factor?

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