According to a study by the World Health Association and the March of Dimes, one in ten babies worldwide is born premature, with roughly 13 million babies being born each year before reaching 37 weeks in the womb.
The BBC says a Swedish study of premature infants finds 70 percent of infants born between 22 and 26 weeks (the latter part of the second trimester) survive past the age of 1. This has implications for abortion rights here.
• The March of Dimes has given the U.S. an overall "D" grade on its premature birth rate, which is currently at a rate of one in eight babies per year. • The woman who had the first ovary transplant last year gave birth to a baby girl via C-section yesterday in Missouri. • A young woman's life growing up "in the…