Born at 24 weeks, this PA 12-year-old is one of the many children changing the debate in Harrisburg

April 8, 2016 | 11 comments | Posted in abortion, pro-life | Tags: , , , ,

Will and his one-day-old photo


This story has been updated with the current state legislation.

Dear Pennsylvania legislators and citizens of Pennsylvania,

This is Will. He is 12 years old and lives in Western PA. He enjoys playing baseball and video games. He is currently in 5th Grade and is a straight A student. He is the oldest of our three children.

The picture he is holding is of himself at just one day old with my wedding ring around his arm. He was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1 lb, 11 oz and measuring at 12 1/2” long. He was in and out of the hospital for four months, with his initial stay being just over 15 weeks.

Will at one-day-old

Will, just one day old and weighing just over 1lb.


He had six surgeries in the first year of his life. Despite all of these obstacles, he has thrived.

In PA, babies at the age of Will’s birth are able to be aborted even though they can survive outside the womb. So many advancements in technology have been made since the writing of current Pennsylvania abortion laws, and even in the 12 years since Will was born! We can now even perform surgeries on unborn children.

Current law also allows for dismemberment abortions which tear the limbs off of the unborn baby, even at Will’s age when he was born. This practice must stop.  Late term abortion is unnecessary.  Please support SB3 & HB77.


Jason and Tammy Dreistadt – Trafford, PA

Help save babies like Will – tell your State Representative to support SB3 & HB77:

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Terry Renner

My Grandson was 3lb 9oz at birth and is a handsome ,healthy young man at 7 years old. Praise ,Jesus for answered prayer for him. God bless U all

Shirley Pelfrey

Please, stop late term abortions! The cruelty is unimaginable. These children could grow up to be our most productive citizens.

Shirley Pelfrey

Please, stop late term abortions! The cruelty is unimaginable. These children could grow up to be our most productive citizens. Thank you for posting.

Vicki Mills

My grandson was born at 30 weeks and weighed 3 lbs. There were two other babies in the NICU when he was in there that weighed just over a pound. One was born at 22 1/2 weeks and the other at 23 weeks. They are all out of the hospital now and healthy, thriving, happy babies!

Lisa Lacasse

My daughter was 25 weeks, 1 pound 13 ounces and spent the first four months of her life in the hospital. She also had multiple surgeries and a very scary start at birth. Now she is 15 years old. She holds a 4.0+ GPA. She is a competitive equestrian. She is in choir and musical, and plays four instruments. She is in mutitple school clubs including student council and is planning to try out for cheerleading in a few weeks. She’s is kind, smart, and beautiful! Cassie has no residual health issues and we are very proud of her!


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