Unborn Babies Viable Earlier and Earlier

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published the results of a study of nearly 5,000 premature births. The findings may have significant impact on the Pain Capable debate and the pro-life position in general. 22 weeks may become the new standard of viability with advances in medical technology and more babies surviving earlier. The NEJM study found that there are no national standards when it comes to how hospitals treat premature babies. Revisions to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ensure babies born alive are given proper medical attention and are provided the best possible chance to survive.

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