Sunday, June 22, 2008

Born at 24 weeks...

I was in California last week, and during our time there, we attended a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento to protest the 33 million in state taxpayer money that is included in the state budget for abortion services. We rallied for this funding to instead be used in a way that actually helps women, children, the poor, the jobless, the homeless, etc.

During the rally, a man spoke with excitement about how, in 1984, his child was born prematurely at 24 weeks (6 months) and survived. His child was only 2.1 lbs and is now 24 years old.

I had read about children being born as early as 20 weeks and surviving, but keep in mind that the law will allow you to terminate the life of your child well beyond 20 or even 24 weeks in the womb. Our definition of "viability" is changing everyday, thanks to advancements in medicine and advancements within the field of fetology.

Are you listening, Barack Obama?


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