Frontiers Of "Viability"

Amillia Taylor is going home. She was born at 21 weeks and weighed just 10 oz. WaTi has a photo of her on the front page this morning next to a ball point pen to show the scale. caring for Amillia in the past month was like navigating uncharted waters.
"We didn't even know what a normal blood pressure is for a baby this small," Smalling said.
The baby was delivered via C-section after attempts to delay a premature delivery failed. She was breathing without assistance at birth and even made several attempts to cry.
The American Association of Pediatrics indicates that babies born at less than 23 weeks of age and 400 grams in weight are not considered viable.
"It may be that we need to reconsider our standard for viability in light of Amillia's case," said Smalling. "Over the years, the technology that we have available to save these premature babies has improved dramatically. Today, we can save babies that would have never survived 10 years ago," he said.
10 oz. is clearly just a blob of tissue.