Baby Born at 23 Weeks Doing Well After Parents Post Photo to Stop Late-Term Abortions

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 2, 2015   |   1:02PM   |   London, England

Last year, parents in England posted a beautiful photo of their daughter, born prematurely at 23 weeks, with the hopes that it would demonstrate the humanity of unborn babies who can be legally killed in abortions in the U.K.

Baby Bella was born at 23 weeks and her mother wants abortion laws changed in the United Kingdom to stop allowing late-term abortions. In some cases in Britain, abortions are legal up to birth. Bella’s birth came just a week before the 24 week abortion limit and she weighed just over 1lb.


Now, 8 months later, she is doing well and is off oxygen and breathing on her own:


Sadly, Bella’s twin sister, Sophia suffered complications and doctors were unable to save her.

Parents Parents Vicky Jackson and Graeme Davison were told not to expect little Bella to survive, “The day after Bella was born we were told she would not survive the night but she did and now she is home – it’s amazing,” Bella’s mom told the UK Mirror.

Because Bella was born very premature which, her lungs had not yet developed so she had chronic lung disease. Bella needed help her to get enough oxygen to her body and was recently released to go home after six months at the hospital.

But, Bella was still very dependent on the oxygen and had to be weaned off the slowly. The great news is that this miracle baby is now off the oxygen for good, as of today.

Expressing their joy, Bella’s parents posted this on a Facebook page they created to detail Bella’s miraculous life:

“Well Graeme and I are very pleased to tell you all that as of 3pm today The Beautiful Bella is now oxygen free we can’t believe how fast she has come along with her breathing the consultant said she had an average of 97% and they are more than happy to let her come off wooohoooooo were so very proud of you Bella darling you did it”


Vicky said: “I think the abortion limit should be significantly lowered to 10 weeks unless there is a medical reason as to why it’s later.

“Bella is living proof that babies can survive at 23 weeks old. Perhaps 10 years ago it was completely different because there was not the medical advances that there are now to keep such premature babies alive, but things have moved on.

“I know people whose babies were born at 23 weeks and their children are now going to school, so it shows that in this day and age babies can survive.”