• Petitioning The British Government

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The British Government

Lower the age the stillbirth of a pre-term baby can be legally registered

    1. Petition by

      caroline lea

      manchester, United Kingdom

Currently, only babies born after 24 weeks gestation can have their birth or still birth registered. A baby born stillborn, regardless of the circumstances, before 24 weeks cannot be registered and therefore goes unacknowledged by the country. Obviously, the families of these precious children will remember them, but families should also be allowed to officially register the birth of their child (should they feel they need to), regardless of why they came early or how early they arrived. Not being able to can cause deep and ongoing distress for families who are already grieving their lost children. Our children were here, they were alive, they had heartbeats. Furthermore, they were born and they deserve to be recognised in the official records of this country.

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    • Lucy Marples SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 20 days ago

      A baby is still somebody's child, even if they are stillborn, no matter how many weeks early.

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    • Lisa Long STOCKTON ON TEES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      Lost my baby at 36 weeks and believe any baby should be registered regardless of gestational age. Your heart is broken forever when you lose a precious baby.

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    • Frank Berry PAISLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I feel that some parents would receive comfort from this and there would be a recognition for the life of the child.

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    • Karen Brannan DEWSBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I had to come to the difficult to terminate at 17 weeks and I agree with this petition.

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    • Margaret Lynch GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      The child was born.

      The child then died.

      It was

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