Despite pro-abortion denial, medical doctors have known for decades that preborn babies can feel pain

By Carole Novielli  In January of 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave a speech before the National Religious Broadcasters which addressed abortion and the ability of the preborn child to feel pain. He stated in part, “This nation cannot continue turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the taking of some 4,000 unborn children’s lives every day. …

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) should reconsider fetal pain

By John C. Bockmann  (This is Issue 65 of CLI’s On Point Series) Can a fetus feel something like pain before viability, perhaps even by 15 weeks’ gestation? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says no, but increasing evidence suggests that the answer is yes. Because medical personnel, media, legislators, and laypeople often …

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Researcher calls for pro-abortion ACOG to update its claims on fetal pain

By Nancy Flanders  A researcher is calling on the pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to update its information concerning fetal pain to bring it in line with current research. New research has found that preborn children feel pain months earlier than those in the abortion industry admit. However, regardless of whether or not …

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Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education &Research Editor’s note. This appears in the March digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this editorial—and all of the remainder of the content in this 42-page issue with your family and friends. If they are not currently receiving  the monthly NRL News and/or …

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Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education &Research “Medicine’s double standard of acknowledging pain capability in wanted premature babies while denying it in unwanted unborn babies of the same gestational age is unconscionable”–Conclusion of American College of Pediatricians statement Science has been uncovering more and more evidence of the ability of unborn children …

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Study shows baby in the womb reacting to anaesthetic injection

By Right to Life UK A new study has shown that unborn babies undergoing an anaesthetic injection into their thigh ahead of intrauterine surgery exhibit changes in facial expression similar to newborn babies experiencing pain. The study, published at the end of last month by a team of researchers in Brazil, ‘Sorting pain out of …

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Experts make a strong case that unborn babies are capable of experiencing pain

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This story, which ran a year ago, is the latest in our ongoing series in which we repost important and still-pertinent stories that appeared in National Right to Life News Today. Support for the position that unborn babies can experience pain by the 20th week after fertilization and “something like …

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Scientists continue to find unborn babies feel pain far earlier than thought, much to the chagrin of the Abortion Industry

By David Prentice  Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Western Journal and is reposted with the author’s permission. “If you prick us, do we not bleed?” — William Shakespeare, Act III, Scene I, “The Merchant of Venice.” The answer to the question, the plaintive plea of Shylock for the recognition of his shared humanity, is, of course, …

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Research shows unborn child able to experience pain much earlier than customarily assumed

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. When NARAL undertakes its every-couple-of-months attack on Women Helping Centers [as they are doing right now], one of the arrows they shoot targets the wholly defensible conclusion that the unborn can experience pain while being torn apart. They usually side-step the reality …

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Unborn babies recoil from pain at 5 – 6 months

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 …

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UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier than previously thought

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 …

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