Tag Archives: premature babies

Increasing survival of extremely premature babies again raises questions about upper abortion limits

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. The increasing survival of extremely premature babies is again

A crochet octopus is helping premature babies thrive

By Nancy Flanders In February of 2013 in Denmark, a group of volunteers began what is known as The Octo Project. They crochet adorable octopi that are helping premature babies feel more secure. The project seems to be leading to

More very premature babies are surviving and with fewer neurological impairments

Changes in ICU culture are key By Dave Andrusko The study appeared today in the New England Journal of Medicine and its bland headline conceals very, very encouraging results: “Survival and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes among Periviable Infants.” But the conclusion of the

Giving back: Sisters born prematurely now care for preemie babies

Ainsley and Tiffany Ballantyne (Andrew Cawley / DC Thomson)

By Texas Right to Life Sisters Ainsley and Tiffany Ballantyne, both born prematurely, know first-hand the struggles these children can face. The Sunday Post reports that Ainsley, 26, and Tiffany, 22, received extensive medical care throughout childhood, spending many days

On World Prematurity Day parents celebrate their children – no matter how small

By Kristi Burton Brown Editor’s note. This ran Tuesday at LiveActionNews and is reprinted with permission. Today, parents all over social media took a few minutes to go back in time to a perilous, precious moment: the moment their child

Six years later doctors stunned by preemie who they predicted would never walk or feed himself

By Dave Andrusko Today is World Prematurity Day, intended to raise awareness of preterm birth. The numbers vary, according to sources, but estimates are in the annual range of 15 million babies worldwide who will come early– more than 41,000

More babies born extremely premature are surviving, study finds

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research A new government study finds that odds of survival have increased over the last twenty years for babies who are born extremely premature. “Trends in Care Practices, Morbidity, and

Preemie survives and thrives but this only makes her mother more supportive of “later abortions”

By Dave Andrusko From the pro-abortion perspective, if there is a foundational principle, it is that no matter what the outcome, the decision must always rest exclusively in the hands of the mother. Even when the choice is for life

Why the increasing capacity of younger preemies to survive so unsettles pro-abortionists

  By Dave Andrusko This has a tremendous couple of weeks for the Pro-Life Movement, capped off by Wednesday’s 242-184 House vote in support of The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). This followed last week’s study in the

New Study shows preemies can survive at earlier ages, but hospital attitude can mean life or death

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates widespread discriminatory denial of life-preserving medical treatment to premature infants based on fear that if assisted to

NEJM study shows nearly a quarter of babies born at 22 weeks survive if aggressively treated; 33% for babies born at 23 weeks

One lead researcher considers 22 weeks a new marker of viability By Dave Andrusko The results of a massive study of nearly 5,000 extremely premature babies published last Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the survival

6 people whose lives are changing the abortion debate

By Kristi Burton Brown 1) 12-week-old Noah Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly shared an amazing photo of his tiny human body so that others could see the humanity of the preborn child