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Baby born at 26 weeks spends first Christmas in hospital

A baby born at 26 weeks in New Zealand, will be spending his first Christmas in hospital with his parents.

Amon Zare Josiah de Dios was born in a hospital in Wellington after his mother experienced pre-eclampsia during her second trimester. Amon was born extremely early weighing only 500g.

“We are actually taking him as a miracle baby, because the midwife said because of the shape of my uterus it’s hard for me to conceive”, his mother, Divine, said.

Amon’s mother and father were told that he had a low chance of survival and doctors were expecting to have to resuscitate him at birth. Instead, they heard his loud cries and were thrilled. Unfortunately, one of the vessels in his heart was open and he needed medicine.

Not the Christmas we were expecting

He’s now on an oxygen machine and has a gastric feeding tube, but he’s putting on weight – at 30 weeks and five days he weighed 789g.

Amon’s parents are staying at the Ronald McDonald House across the road from the hospital where their son is being looked after and are able to visit him four or five times a day.

Her sister and mother will spend Christmas day with the couple.

“This is not the Christmas we were expecting, but we are still thankful”.

Only two weeks after the abortion time limit in England, Wales and Scotland

Amon was born at 26 weeks which is only two weeks after the legal abortion limit in England,Wales and Scotland. Some babies are born even more prematurely than that and go on to survive.

Despite more and more accounts of babies being born and surviving outside of their mother’s womb at an earlier and earlier stage, the abortion limit remains at 24 weeks gestation and all the way up to birth for babies with disabilities.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said:

“This is yet another wonderful story about a baby born around or just after the abortion limit who has gone on to thrive. While Amon was offered all the medical help and technology that New Zealand had to offer, sadly there are many babies at a similar gestational age whose lives are intentionally ended through medical technology also. When will our politicians wake up and see the contradiction?”

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Thanks to the support of people like you, on Monday 5 July, a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Police , Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill with two extreme abortion proposals failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Unfortunately, this major defeat is not the end for our opposition.

The abortion lobby has already been successful at using the Coronavirus crisis to temporarily introduce ‘DIY’ home abortions.

The policy has not only accompanied a large increase in the number of lives ended by abortion but has also been linked to a number of serious incidents where women’s lives have been put at risk while performing their abortion at home.

Our opposition is now eager to see more widespread changes to legislation enacted and we are currently facing major threats on three fronts:

  1. The abortion lobby is further exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to make dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions available permanently.
  2. The Northern Ireland Secretary has given himself new powers to force expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland.
  3. The assisted suicide lobby has brought foward a bill to legalise assisted suicide, which was introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May.

If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. We can’t sit on the sidelines and watch these extreme anti-life changes become a reality.

As you can see, while we have won our most recent battle, we continue to be facing a very large challenge on life issues in the UK over the next couple of months – and we will be facing this across multiple fronts.

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