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FRC Responds To Flawed British Study On Fetal Pain

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posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:30 PM
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WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Family Research Council on July 12 released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Roy­al College of Obstetricians and Gy­naecologists’ ( RCOG) that a fetus is not able to feel pain before 24 weeks of development.

RCOG’s study is being used to uphold Britain’s current legaliza­tion of abortions up to 24 weeks. Pro- abortion activists in the Unit­ed States could also try to use this study to argue against Nebraska’s new law that states that an unborn baby can feel pain at 20 weeks and which, as a result, outlaws abor­tions from that point on.

Director of FRC’s Center for Hu­man Dignity Jeanne Monahan notes that the RCOG’s study is se­riously flawed and could lead to a profound moral injustice, the more cavalier taking of unborn life. Said Monahan: “ The report appears to be politi­cally timed and motivated, given the growing momentum in the United Kingdom to protect the life of the unborn by lowering the time limits for legal abortion.

“ RCOG is using a faulty defini­tion of pain in this study. A num­ber of experts in the field of fetal development, who were not con­sulted for this report, previously have refuted the idea that the cor­tex needs to be fully developed for an unborn baby to feel pain. “ On the contrary, it is possi­ble that unborn babies between 20- 30 weeks of development can experience greater pain than a full- term newborn or old­er child. At 20- 30 weeks, an un­born child possesses the highest number of pain receptors per square inch he or she will ever possess, and the baby’s nerve fibers are located closest to the surface of the skin.

“ Most important, RCOG is trying — but failing — to dehu­manize the baby to make abor­tion appear somehow more palat­able, yet the truth remains that abortion is a violent and painful procedure for the infant and moth­er.

“ The humanness of the unborn child is not contingent on its ca­pacity for pain. Whether or not an unborn child can feel pain is ir­relevant to the respect that an un­born person deserves — respect sufficient to be protected by law from conception until natural death,” Monahan concluded.

For more information, please visit www.frc.org.


[edit on 17-7-2010 by Starbug3MY]




posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Will The Mods Move this to the Correct Forum/Category Please?



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 03:59 PM
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very very interesting. especially that bit about babies feeling more pain in the womb due to a higher amount of nerve clusters per square inch.

do what you wish with your own body, a child in your womb after 21 days has a heart in a closed circulatory system with a different blood type than the mothers. its your baby, not your body.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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also if i numb the little being before murdering it is it still murder? i would say yes it is still murder.



posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:48 AM
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Wow, thanks for the info TS. This just reinforces what i've always known to be true...that abortion is a satanic baby sacrifice in the name of selfishness.



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