When the Abortion Act was passed in 1967, less than 10% of babies born before 28 weeks would survive. Today, in major hospitals, at the same range of gestational ages, between 85 and 90% will survive. I once looked after a baby born at just 21 weeks and six days – and the baby survived. What does the revolution in care for premature babies mean for the debate over abortion?
I explored this question in a lecture in 2017. You can watch a video of this below:
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So . . . it’s always better for a Charlie Gard–whom we know will be born into paralysis and total suffering due to prenatal chromoson screening–to be born and fought over in court after birth, rather than to save him the pain by aborting him early before he can feel pain?