Mum who gave birth to son at 23 weeks calls for abortion limit to be lowered


The mother of a premature baby born one week below the legal abortion limit says he is proof that the law on termination should be changed.

Little Dexter Hyatt was given a 5% chance of survival when he was born weighing just 1lb 3oz – about the same as a small bag of sugar – on August 7.

The tot, who turned 38 weeks on Sunday, has been in the world for longer than he was in the womb, meaning he would have only just been due to make an appearance now had he been a full-term baby at 39 weeks.


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