May stillborn babies be baptized?

One of my catechism students asked if stillborn babies can be baptized. What about babies that are aborted? If baptism is necessary for salvation, what happens to the babies who die before they are baptized?

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The following link should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on what happens to the souls of stillborn babies. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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