Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain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Pediatric Group Decries Outdated Double Standard on Fetal Pain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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After new study, Prof forced to reject his previous view that unborn babies can’t feel pain

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 …

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Media distortion about fetal pain early example of “Fake News”

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 …

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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. 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 …

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