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September is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Awareness Month

by | Sep 13, 2016

By Ohio Right to Life

Baby E’Layah Pegues

Baby E’Layah Pegues

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of hopeful headlines have grabbed our hearts:

‘World’s smallest baby’ thriving after premature birth

Born at 22 weeks, youngest premature baby to survive in Israel leaves hospital

Miracle Twins Born Before Legal Abortion Limit Beat the Odds, Celebrate Their First Birthday

These headlines come to us in the midst of NICU [Neonatal Intensive Care Unit] Awareness Month, a month devoted to honoring the families and medical professionals spending time in the neonatal intensive care unit.

At Ohio Right to Life, these stories have a special meaning for us. Not only is advanced medical technology helping babies live around the world, it is also showing the world a powerful paradox: the vulnerability and the resilience of preterm children.

For the last year, Ohio Right to Life has spearheaded our state’s efforts to protect little children like these in the womb by advocating for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

With this legislation, Ohio has the opportunity to shield over 500 babies from the painful sting of abortion.

As the momentum of the election season picks up, we want to make sure that this legislation stays at the forefront of our legislature’s agenda! This NICU Awareness Month, will you help our efforts by signing the Petition to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Categories: Premature babies