One of the Smallest Surviving Babies in the World Has Been Born, Meet 10 Ounce E’layah Faith

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 30, 2015   |   12:00PM   |   Washington, DC

Second-trimester and late-term abortions are legal in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other nations around the world. So when a very premature baby is born, it’s a clear indication of what a baby at that gestational age looks like when he or she is subjected to an abortion.

With that in mind, meet E’layah Faith. Born three months prematurely at just 10 ounces, she is one of the smallest surviving babies in the world. Thankfully, she was given life and now her family and doctor will do everything possible to ensure that she has the best chance at living a full life as she can.

E’layah Faith Pegues weighs 3 pounds, 10 ounces now, but she was only a tiny 10 ounces, 10 inches when she was born about three months early. Fox News has more on her incredible story:

Her journey coming into this world and being in this world has been anything but easy. E’layah’s mom, Megan Smith, said about five months into her pregnancy her blood pressure was high and she almost had two strokes.

Smith said, “They were trying to set us up for the possibility of her not living, and I wasn’t accepting that.”

And then there was the moment when E’layah was in her womb and she stopped feeling her move.

The doctor said it was time to do an emergency C-section.



Smith’s fiancé had just left the room when she got the news that doctors were going to deliver their baby. She said so many thoughts were running through her head. Smith said, “I’m by myself. What am I going to do? Is my baby going to live? Is anybody going to be here when I wake up? But I prayed.”

She added, “I was just so filled with joy that she (E’layah) was ok. She came out.”

Thankfully, the little tot is headed home in a few weeks and doctors say her prognosis is good.