On Friday evening during the course of a peaceful drive from Lexington to Louisville, I listened to a RadioLab podcast titled “23 Weeks 6 Days.” The podcast follows the story of a couple as they bring a premature baby into the world. The catching point to this story has to do with the baby’s age at the time of birth: 23 weeks and 6 days. 24 weeks is widely accepted by physicians and other neonatal experts as being the age of viability for a human fetus outside the womb. At 22 weeks, physicians and parents often decide on measures to either terminate the pregnancy or to not treat or resuscitate the premature child. At 25 weeks, standard practice is to do everything possible to save the life of the delicate child. Given this child’s age and condition, these parents must make a terrible decision for their child.