Baby Loss

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:37 pm on 13th October 2016.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton 12:37 pm, 13th October 2016

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. On his point about inspiring people to come forward, what he describes is exactly what happened to Luke and Ruthie Heron, constituents of mine. Their son Eli was born after 23 weeks and six days. He lived for two and a half days further. Had he not lived those two and a half days, he would have been considered a miscarriage, rather than a short life. Grief cannot be measured in hours, days or weeks. Does my hon. Friend agree that we should reconsider the time criteria that determine when a life is considered a life?