As newborns survive the odds will limits on abortion be lowered?
As abortion limits are being debated nationally and even internationally – a growing list of babies is making it harder to deny the humanity and survivability of the unborn in the womb.
While late term abortion is opposed by most Americans, pro-lifers, like myself, believe that all life is sacred from the moment of conception through natural death.
When the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade case was decided – it was rare to hear about an unborn child surviving outside the womb weeks or months before normal birth.
Today, babies everywhere are proving this idea wrong.
According to a Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics publication, by the 1980s, survival of infants who were born weighing 500 to 700 g or were of 24 to 26 weeks’ gestation became an expected possibility in regional NICUs. The 1980s and 1990s brought new waves of neonatal biomedical advances. With these changes, survival of infants born at 23 and 24 weeks‘ EGA became increasingly frequent.
Today, we are seeing story after story of babies born earlier and earlier surviving the odds.
Over at the blog: Life Dynamics – just this week they published three such stories.
Bella Davison was born a week before the legal abortion limit at 23 weeks in the UK, weighing just over 1lb – less than the average bag of sugar.
Now six-month-old parents Vicky Jackson and Graeme Davison are elated because she is finally leaving the hospital and going home.
As a result of their experience, Bella’s parents are now calling for limits on abortion to be pushed back in the UK.
Read about Bella here
Otto Wilhite was born 3 months early on December 16th, 2014 to parents Erin and Dave Wilhite. He weighed 1 lb. and 10oz. and was only 13 inches long.
A sweet video posted on the page shows Otto’s father, Dave trying to calm him down.
A picture posted to Otto’s Facebook shows him sleeping peacefully in his daddy’s arms.
Today, Otto’s parents report that had he not arrived early he would be 30 weeks gestation.
He is now three weeks old and weighs 1lb 15oz. His parents are asking for prayers as he continues to grwo.
Read Otto’s story here.
Jett was born prematurely at 25 weeks weighing just 1.4lbs – less than a bag of sugar.
The parents of little Jett Morris were advised by doctors to have an abortion, calling him a non-viable fetus but they refused.
Jett, now a year old, has proven the doctors wrong.
Jett’s mother says she hopes his story will encourage other women, “I hope that Jett’s Journey can give hope and strength to parents that might be in a similar position that I was in this time last year. The doctors gave us no hope whatsoever, but we found the courage to stand our ground and give our baby a chance.”
Read Jett’s story here.
As the age of viability gets pushed back abortion advocates will have a hard time defending their position to kill a child who can survive outside the womb.
But, again, the abortion industry knows what they are doing is killing. In a 2001 interview with the Wisconsin Journal, late term abortion doctor, Dennis Christensen was asked about viability and he responded, “At the point where the fetus becomes viable is a reasonable point where the mother should accept responsibility for the pregnancy,” Christensen said. But he added, “I still believe, even after a woman could deliver, this is still a decision that should be made by a woman on her own, based on the circumstances of her own life.”
When asked, if a fetus has any rights to its body? “Not until it’s born,” he said.