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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Amillia, the tiny miracle baby, goes home



Amillia Taylor weighed just 10oz at birth and was not expected to survive. However The Times at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1411793.ece reported that the world’s most premature living baby, born the length of a ballpoint pen at 21 weeks and six days, is to be allowed home from a Florida hospital.

Does this mean that the time limits for permitting abortion in the United Kingdom in the Abortion Act 1967 need to be re-considered ?

Does this mean also that The Nuffield Council on Bioethics which published a report Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine in November 2006 may have to reconsider its guidelines ? See http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article638522.ece