Skip to comments.My Charlie, born at 23 weeks, the living proof that abortion limit has to be slashed
Posted on 08/08/2011 12:40:35 PM PDT by mwilli20
He was so tiny, he fitted into the palm of his mothers hand.
Born at 23 weeks and weighing just 1lb 7oz, Charlie Allen was the countrys most premature twin at the time of his birth.
He was given a bleak seven per cent chance of survival, but five years on he has defied the odds by growing into a healthy, happy little boy.
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Praise Christ! He’s a little doll.
Really a poor choice in words “slashed “
He is a beautiful little boy! Can you imagine how many millions of little 1 lb 7 oz and over little souls are in heaven now due to population control/woman’s rights liberals who saw no value in their living.
..now, 7 years later....all caught up & more!
Thank-you God !
Amazing story & pictures.
Prayers for Charlie Allen. My daughter was a 3 lb. 4 oz. premmie. She’s bigger than me now at 17. She starts college in a few weeks. NICU care can do wonders these days.
It’s always bothered me when we talk about the ‘viability’ factor...when the whole abortion debate started in the 70’s viability was at 7-8 months now 40 years later it is 4 months or less and could get to 1 day in the next 40 years.
He’s great. My twin daughters were 2 months early, 3 lb. 8 oz & 3 lb. 10 oz. They’re six now, and they’re fine. I completely agree reducing the abortion limit: make it zero, as in none. This boy is living proof, as he was at birth: all abortions are murder, since they involve the death of babies. Not “fetuses, babies.” I’d say that you’re right, the Lord has blessed him - he’s obviously thrived.
A healthy 30 year old man is viable for a couple of weeks confined to his home, unviable for a couple of weeks confined in a snowdrift. An astronaut in a space walk is viable in his spacesuit, unviable without it. An unborn baby is viable in the uterus of a healthy mom, but unviable if the uterus is cancerous; and so forth.
In fact, it would make much more sense if the viability argument were deployed in the opposite direction. It ought to be illegal to expel a baby from the womb if he or she is too young to live outside it; and at the point where the baby can live outside the uterus without risk to its health, the pregnancy can be gently terminated with a view to preserving both mother's and baby's well-being.
This acceptable termination of pregnancy ordinarily happens at around 40 weeks gestation, and is called childbirth.
My sister gave birth to twins at 23 weeks. They are 18 months old now, and doing fine, thanks to miracles and modern medicine.
Just down the road in Wichita, George Tiller regulary performed abortions as late as 29 weeks...a fact which makes me want to throw up.
I recently read a UK news story, saying the NHS was no longer providing treatment for 23 weeks or younger births...this will probably be our future.
Abortion at any stage is the taking of a human life. After the egg is fertilized, it is a growing human being. It is not a horse, not a giraffe, etc.
It is GENOCIDE..abortion is a PC term.
Wow, 23 weeks?! My youngest was 28 weeks. 1 lb 14 oz. Now three and a ball of pure energy. To put the abortions at 29 weeks in perspective, the doctor said survival rate at 28 weeks is about 95%.
Viability has never been a good concept to base policy. As you’ve pointed out, it’s neither timeless nor placeless. A good ruling is both timeless and placeless, e.g., Thou Shalt Not Kill.
What a heartwarming story despite one twin not making it.
Exactly: well stated!