Letters Abortion limit debate

Viability is probably irrelevant

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39388.430938.1F (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:953
  1. Richard J Lyus, family medicine resident
  1. Swedish Cherry Hill, Seattle, WA 91822, USA
  1. richard.lyus{at}swedish.org

    Arguments to lower the gestational age limit at which abortion may be performed are based almost entirely on the idea of fetal viability—the gestational age at which, if the fetus were born prematurely, it would have a reasonable chance …

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