When an Unborn Baby Is Viable

When is the fetus viable? The term viable means able to live outside the womb on their own with medical treatment. According to an article in the Journal of American Medical Association, babies have been born and survived as early as 20 weeks. A study of teenagers who were born between 20 and 23 weeks found that they:

“view their health-related quality of life is quite satisfactory.”

“Self Perceived Health Status and Health Related Quality of Life of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Adolescence” JAMA, August 14, 1996, P453

Quoted in JC Willke “Why Can’t We Love Them Both: Questions and Answers about Abortion” (Cincinnati, Ohio: Hayes Publishing, 1997)

this baby was born at 21 weeks. Her name is Kelly
this baby was three weeks older – 24 weeks. He was aborted

See ads from abortion clinics that perform abortions after viability


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Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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