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Published On: Mon, Aug 14th, 2017

UK twins defy abortion experts, doctors born at 24 weeks, now ‘thriving’

Twin babies born at 24 weeks in the United Kingdom not only survived premature birth, but are thriving. Sapphire and Ruby, the two girls, were delivered in 2015 when their mother was rushed to the hospital to undergo an emergency caesarean section after her water broke. Check out photos of the now TWO-YEAR-OLDS Here.

The two little babies weighed only one pound, five ounces, and one pound two ounces respectively at birth, with baby Sapphine having underwent emergency surgeries and doctors even thought Sapphire “probably wouldn’t pull through.”

photo Alyson Jones

The survival of the premature babies raises questions about the UK’s abortion policy, which allows abortion up to 24 weeks gestation (and for all nine months in cases of a child with a disability). Their gestational age has been considered the age before which a fetus is not viable. However, the survival of these two babies calls that into question.

 

The two little babies weighed only one pound, five ounces, and one pound two ounces respectively at birth, but they were fighters. They underwent emergency surgeries and doctors even thought baby Sapphire “probably wouldn’t pull through,” but to mom Caroline’s joy, both babies survived.

Now, two years later, Caroline is sharing her story to give other families hope.

“It was surreal to get them to come home and be part of normal family life. They have to go back for the odd check-up with the consultants now and they can’t believe that they survived,” she said.

She added that it is “so wonderful to see them as happy healthy little girls.”

Last November, a mum called for a change to the abortion limit after her son Ollie was born at 23 weeks and went on to defy all doctors’ expectations.

Deborah Jackson said: “He’s living proof a baby can survive being born at 23 weeks. Babies are dying unnecessarily and should get the chance to fight.

“It is legal to abort a baby at the same stage as Ollie which distresses me greatly.”

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