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Parents of a premature baby (born at 23 weeks) describe their intense medical journey to save her life. One of the many difficult questions raised by this story (though not mentioned in the story) is that abortion is legal for any reason for the full nine months of pregnancy in the US. The mother in this story wasn’t yet half way through her pregnancy. She was in the second trimester when her daughter was born. Though less common, about 120,000 2nd and 3rd trimester abortions occur in the US every year. Another issue raised by the story is the baby’s difficult conception via IVF. Listen to the story and watch the video here: