More Premature Babies Surviving at 23 Weeks, Study Finds

Over the past two decades, doctors have made significant progress in saving the earliest premature babies, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Between 1993 and 2012, the study found a “significant increase in survival” of infants born prematurely at 23, 24, 25 and 27 weeks. Rosemary Higgins, program scientist for the neonatal research network at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, explained in an interview: “Extremely pre-term babies born before the 28th week are now surviving in greater numbers.” Higgins pointed to advances in medical care as a reason for the increased survival rates of premature babies: Increased use of surfactant has offered better protection for the newborns’ lungs, and steroids given to mothers in the hours or days before a pre-term birth promote development of lungs, which normally don’t mature until 34 to 36 weeks of gestation. This is not the first study of its kind. A study released earlier this year by the New England Journal of Medicine found that babies born as early as 22 weeks may survive if they are properly treated. Unfortunately, while science is proving that infants at 23 weeks or even 22 weeks of gestation can survive outside the womb, it is still legal to abort such babies in many states, as they are not considered “viable” (able to survive outside the womb). While new evidence is showing that babies may be viable earlier than 24 weeks, the abortion industry continues to push aside such science in favor of “abortion rights.” Even so, The New York Times reports that viability is...

Three McGill University Doctors Link Abortions to Cerebral Palsy Risk

To get a yawn from a premature birth medical expert, tell him/her that any previous medical treatment that raises premature birth risk, also elevates the future risk of the newborn baby having the brain injury that is Cerebral Palsy (CP). That is very established (over 50 years) news, and well known. In 2013, three (3) McGill University doctors, led by Dr. Ghislain Hardy, linked induced abortions (IAs) to significantly raised CP risk.[1, Hardy]; http://www.jogc.com/abstracts/full/201302_Obstetrics_5.pdf How? By finding that women in Quebec (Canada) with prior IAs have 1.45 times the risk of very preterm deliveries (under 32.0 weeks gestation) and about double the risk of extremely preterm births as Quebec women with zero prior induced abortions. Dr. Hardy et al., simply by finding significantly raised premature birth risk, CLEARLY IMPLIED future elevated risk of CEREBRAL PALSY was plausible. IF a study finds that high stress increases the risk that young men will start smoking cigarettes, that by itself without any explicit statement by the research authors, has shown a plausible link between high stress for young men and raised lung cancer risk (via starting smoking). Extremely premature (under 28 weeks gestation) newborn babies have 129 times the CP risk as do full-term newborn babies according to the 2008 ‘study of studies’ by Evelyn Himpens et al.[2, Himpens] The 2013 ‘Hardy’ study is not the only paper to report XPB (extremely preterm birth) risk due to prior induced abortions. The ‘Hardy’ study is the eleventh (11th) such study, with all 11 studies being listed at URL: http://justiceforkids.webs.com/chapter4140studies.htm [3, Rooney] Opposed to these 11 statistically significant studies are a grand total of...