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About those better medical stats abroad...

Does it help pad the infant mortality rate and life expectancy if you mandate that early preemies must be left to die and then don’t count those as being born alive?

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday.

Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy – almost four months early.

They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.

Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support.

She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit.

Sure their survival is extremely rare, but it does happen.

25 cents for the first Democrat who says, “There’s nothing in our bill that says you have to let babies die.”