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CHICAGO - A review of medical evidence has found that fetuses likely don’t feel pain until the final months of pregnancy, a powerful challenge to abortion opponents who hope that discussions about fetal pain will make women think twice about ending pregnancies.
The review by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco comes as advocates are pushing for fetal pain laws aimed at curtailing abortion. Proposed federal legislation would require doctors to provide fetal pain information to women seeking abortions when fetuses are at least 20 weeks old, and to offer women fetal anesthesia at that stage of the pregnancy. A handful of states have enacted similar measures.
Originally posted by bushfriend
think of the source University of California, San Francisco
the heart of degenetrate liberalism
fetuses are human and must be treated as such
Next week in the U.S. Senate, Senator Sam Brownback, (R-KS); will be introducing "Unborn Child Pain Awareness" legislation. Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas and a member of the American Pain Society, last week in federal court in Lincoln, Nebraska, testified that unborn babies can feel "severe" pain at 20 weeks gestation and that a "partial birth" abortion would be "extremely painful" for the unborn child, according to a report in the "Omaha World-Herald" on April 6, 2004. The American public supports the Brownback legislation in overwhelming numbers. In an April 15-17 Zogby poll, 77% of the American people agree with the following statement/question (vs. only 16% who said no): "There is growing consensus among scientists that human fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks in the womb. Do you favor or oppose laws requiring that women who are 20 weeks or more along in their pregnancy be given information about fetal pain before having an abortion?" The Congress needs to vote on this important bill and send it to the President for his signature before it adjourns this year.
Originally posted by marg6043
so I will stick with the theory that the soul doesn't enter the body until is born.
Occurs that is just my opinion.
Originally posted by Mahree
I noticed that the article used the term "likely" in relation to whether the fetus could not feel pain. "Likely" sounds to me to be an opinion and not proof.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Women don't have the right to murder, Marg. An immoral government has given an immoral and extremely hard hearted society that privilege. Since words mean things, let us get the terminology correct.