By Sarah Terzo Curtis Cook, M.D., Maternal-Fetal Medicine Butterworth Hospital, Michigan State College of Human Medicine: “In the course of my practice, we must occasionally perform life-saving procedures on babies while still in the uterus. I have often observed babies of 5 to 6 months gestation withdraw from needles and instruments, much like a pain …Continue reading "Unborn babies recoil from pain at 5 – 6 months"
By the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues A new report from the UK All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group (APPPG) and their secretariat at Right to Life UK points to evidence that unborn babies can feel pain from even earlier in pregnancy than was previously thought. The report features an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics …Continue reading "UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier than previously thought"
In 2006, Professor Stuart Derbyshire denied that pre-born children could feel pain. Now that’s changed. By Stephen Kokx March 12, 2020 — A professor who previously believed that unborn children “cannot experience pain” has just co-authored a study that suggests that the pre-born can in fact feel pain, and that they can feel it far earlier …Continue reading "After new study, Prof forced to reject his previous view that unborn babies can’t feel pain"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Elsewhere today we talk about President Trump’s State of the Union address last night where he told the Joint Session of Congress that “ I’m also calling upon members of Congress here tonight to pass legislation finally banning the late-term abortion of babies.” There are many, many reasons to stop …Continue reading "Media distortion about fetal pain early example of “Fake News”"
By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. Yesterday we wrote about an intriguing post that appeared in the prestigious Journal of Medical Ethics that challenged the “consensus” that the unborn child cannot experience pain until (at least) the 24th week. Making it even more fascinating is that one of …Continue reading "Research shows unborn child able to experience pain much earlier than customarily assumed"
By Dave Andrusko Support for the position that unborn babies can experience pain by the 20th week after fertilization and “something like pain” much earlier, has come from a very unexpected source. One of the joint authors of “Reconsidering fetal pain” is Stuart Derbyshire, who is firmly ensconced in the “pro-choice” camp. As the Daily …Continue reading "Study in prestigious medical journal makes a strong case that unborn babies are capable of experiencing pain"
“Advocates of abortion can try to deny that thousands of unborn children who are killed in late abortions feel pain, but they are the ones dabbling in ‘junk science’.” — Carol Tobias, President of National Right to LifeContinue reading "Unborn children feel pain"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. It would be difficult to exaggerate this one. …Continue reading "Va. Delegate Tran, Va. Gov. Northam, and the reality of fetal pain"
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. Paul Stark is Communications Associate for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. This letter to the editor appeared in the Duluth News Tribune. The letter, “A 20-week abortion ban has to be opposed,” criticized federal legislation to protect unborn children after 20 weeks, when substantial scientific evidence indicates they can experience …Continue reading "Tearing off arms and legs and crushing the skulls of pain-capable unborn children is barbarism"
By Sarah Terzo Dr. Paul Ranalli, Professor of Neurology at the University of Toronto, has stated, in reference to the pain felt by premature babies: “The only difference between a child in the womb at this stage or one born and therefore in an incubator, is how they receive oxygen – either through the umbilical …Continue reading "Neurologist: Both preborn and premature babies feel pain"
Editor’s note. This appeared on page two of the April edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this 42-page issue with your friends and family using social media. For very understandable reasons, pro-abortionists panic at the very thought of a wide-ranging discussion (or any discussion) of the merits of tearing apart pain-capable unborn …Continue reading "“Fake News” long preceded 2016 in relentless media distortion about fetal pain"
By Dave Andrusko As we reported this week, the Missouri House of Representatives gave initial approval to H.B. 1266. The measure would protect unborn babies from abortion who are 20 weeks and older, a developmental point by which the baby would feel unimaginable pain as she is torn apart. If the bill eventually becomes law, …Continue reading "The reality of fetal pain versus pro-abortion mythology"