When the Abortion Act was passed in 1967, less than 10% of babies born before 28 weeks would survive. Today, in major hospitals, at the same range of gestational ages, between 85 and 90% will survive. I once looked after a baby born at just 21 weeks and six days – and the baby survived. What does the revolution in care for premature babies mean for the debate over abortion?
I explored this question in a lecture in 2017. You can watch a video of this below: