Abortion Laws in Doubt: 23 Weeks is ‘The New 24’ in Terms of Survival

Photo Credit: TownHallBy Cortney O’Brien.

The current abortion law in England states that abortion can be carried out until the 24th week of pregnancy. New medical advances across the pond, however, prove that babies can survive outside the womb earlier than initially believed. The Daily Mail reports on what this could mean for national policy:

One top paediatrician says care for very premature babies has improved so significantly that at his hospital those born at 22 and 23 weeks are now more likely to live than die.

In light of this revelation, Dr. Martin Ward Platt, a consultant neonatologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, England, said more mothers are opting to carry their children to term:

“The conversations we are having with parents are very different from the ones we were having ten years ago. Twenty three [weeks] is in essence the new 24. Things have shifted so much that most parents tend to be up for saying, ‘let’s give it a go.’”

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Pro-choice psychologist describes abortion she witnessed; baby would now be adult

By Sarah Terzo.

Dr. Magda Denes was a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who died in 1996. 20 years before her death, she wrote a book called “In Necessity and Sorrow: Life and Death inside an Abortion Hospital. “

Magda Denes was pro-choice for her entire life and talks in the book about why abortion should remain legal. However, when it was published, the New York Times reviewer called it ”a highly emotional anti-abortion tract.” Why?

It seems that Denes, who had had an abortion herself, was honest about what she witnessed in the clinic, instead of sugar coating the reality of abortion the way the New York Times (and other mainstream media) has always tended to do. She used plain, honest language to describe abortion procedures and the bodies of aborted babies.

One procedure she described was a D & E (dilation and evacuation) abortion. This procedure, which was new at the time, is still popular today. It takes place in the second and early third trimesters and consists of the abortionist reaching into the womb with forceps and pulling apart the unborn baby. You can see a diagram of it here.

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