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    What is the youngest (for want of a better word) preemie you've ever known?

    My nephew was born at 23 weeks. He had a hard first year and has vision problems but he's a healthy, happy six-year-old now.
     
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    We have a boy at our church named Gideon. He was born prematurely, weighing in at about two pounds. I don't recall how many weeks into the pregnancy.
     
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    Youngest Premature Baby's Survival Called a ‘Miracle'

    By CATHERINE ELSWORTH, The Daily Telegraph | February 21, 2007


    LOS ANGELES — The world's youngest surviving baby, born at 21 weeks and six days and weighing just 10 ounces, is due to be discharged from hospital this week after a battle for life described as miraculous.

    With feet the size of an adult's little fingernail, Amillia Taylor measured 9.5 inches — not much longer than a ballpoint pen — when she was born at a Florida hospital on October 24.

    The odds were stacked against her. Doctors consider babies who weigh less than 14.1 ounces to have no chance of survival. And no infant born before 23 weeks has survived until now.

    But defying the odds, Amillia was breathing on her own when she was born by caesarean section and even made several attempts to cry.

    Now, after four months in an incubator at Baptist Children's Hospital in Miami, Amillia has almost tripled in length to 26 inches, weighs 4 1/2 pounds, and is expected to go home with her parents before the end of the week. Doctors say that despite initial respiratory and digestive problems and a mild brain hemorrhage, they foresee no long-term health problems.​

    Youngest Premature Baby's Survival Called a ‘Miracle' - The New York Sun

    Based on improvements in the age of viability, I see little wrong with laws limiting elective abortions at 20 weeks.
     
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    Great link and great story! I agree with you on this one. In Roe v. Wade the SC Justices affirmed that abortion rights extended until viability and defined "viable" as being "potentially able to live outside the mother's womb, albeit with artificial aid." It seems pretty clear to me that viability is moving toward 20 weeks.

    Roe v. Wade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I agree, it is.
     
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    I personally don't think abortion rights should have any connection to viability, and that flows both ways.
     
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    This is why I think abortion should be limited to the first trimester.
     
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    Yeah, I'm with you. Using the logic that life is connected to viability, how do people explain life support? I think we need proof that the aborted fetus does not feel the pain and I think the burden of proof should be on those who support abortion. If it can feel pain, how is it not a life?
     
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    Not the best starting point... Birth is connected to viability.
     
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    I know two.. but not sure how far along they were when born. One is a bit off mentally and is small for an adult male, the other is legally blind do to the O2 in the incubator... but also holds 2 PhD's.
     

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