“I wasn’t prepared for how developed he was. He was a fully formed little human being. We would have named him Blake. As far as the world is concerned, if you have a miscarriage and the child is under 20 weeks you’re expected to flush it down the toilet, but once you reach the second trimester, that baby is fully formed with fingers, toes, organs and a heart beat. How can it not be a baby?“ – Mel Worthington, pictured with her husband and 13-week old son
The Worthingtons campaigned for a new law in Western Australia that was enacted this month. The law will recognize stillborn babies, 12 to 19 weeks old, “as babies” in their Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Abortion is legal in Western Australia up till 20 weeks. So on one hand the law recognizes the wanted children as “babies” but the unwanted are just “choices.” So sad.
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