Wisconsin Doctors Respond: Unborn Babies DO Feel Pain

Editor’s note. This appeared on the webpage of Wisconsin Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. There was a time not too long ago when obstetricians once claimed that newborns felt no pain, so it was okay to do a circumcision on a baby boy without anesthesia. The fact that he screamed all the harder when …

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Fetal Pain Bill Passes South Carolina House 80-27

  COLUMBIA, SC –On Wednesday the South Carolina House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H4113) by an overwhelming vote of 80-27. The bill recognizes a compelling state interest in protecting the life of an unborn child beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on medical evidence that by that point, if not earlier, …

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House to vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act January 22

  By Dave Andrusko With the 42nd anniversary of Roe just nine days away, it is about the time when the annual crescendo of media attention [read cacophony] begins to roar. Many are just pro-abortion press releases disguised as news stories, others are more helpful. In a story that ran Monday, titled “GOP hopes it’s …

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Pro-abortionists fundraise against a bill to spare pain-capable unborn children from the agonies of abortion

  By Dave Andrusko If you were busy and/or otherwise occupied Tuesday, please take a few minutes to read “NRLC and allies press for Senate action on key pro-life bill, but Senate Democrats block votes” At a Capitol Hill press conference, NRLC President Carol Tobias stood side by side with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the …

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New Poll: South Carolina voters overwhelmingly support protecting pain-capable unborn children

  WASHINGTON – A poll released today by National Right to Life and South Carolina Citizens for Life finds that 63% of registered voters in South Carolina support a law that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, when there is overwhelming scientific evidence that the unborn child is capable of feeling pain. The Pain-Capable Unborn …

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Fighting for a chance: John Mark and all preborn Texans

  By Sarah Crawford, Texas Right to Life John Mark weighed 1 lbs, 4.8 ounces when he was born at 26 weeks. His mother, Mia Garza McCord, Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock, delivered John Mark on April 10, 2013. More than two months later, Wendy Davis would propel herself into national …

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Lawmakers seek to protect unborn babies who can feel pain

  MCCL-backed bill would prevent abortion of pain-capable unborn children ST. PAUL — Legislation to stop abortions after the point at which the unborn child can feel pain was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives today. The measure would prohibit the killing of innocent unborn children at 20 weeks from conception. “For far too …

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Richard Dawkins and the ability to feel pain

  By Paul Stark “With respect to those meanings of ‘human’ that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.” — A tweet from Richard Dawkins, echoing philosopher Peter Singer, who has made the same comparison. (Dawkins is probably the world’s most famous, or infamous, proponent of atheism, …

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Planned Parenthood: Committing an Abortion is Like Swimming

  By Sarah Terzo During my research on Planned Parenthood I stumbled across a quote from a Planned Parenthood clinic director that I’d like to share. It is from an old article (Sandra G. Boodman, “The Dearth of Abortion Doctors; Stigma, Low Pay and Lack of Personal Commitment Erode Ranks” The Washington Post, April 20, …

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New York Times weighs in on fetal pain debate

By Dave Andrusko The capacity of the unborn child to experience pain in all likelihood poses as great a danger to the reign of Roe v. Wade as anything we’ve seen in 40 years. Medical science for decades has treated the unborn as a patient. That makes pro-abortionists nervous enough. But what if part and …

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The Pseudo-Science behind pro-abortion critiques of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Dave Andrusko Still catching up on events that took place while my family and I were on vacation. This post elaborates on a terrific piece written by Kate Yoder for Newsbusters that we have reproduced. (See “MSNBC’s Wagner: Fetal Pain Argument About Taking Away Women’s Rights.”) You can watch the MSNBC exchange—actually the pro-abortion …

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MSNBC’s Wagner: Fetal Pain Argument About Taking Away Women’s Rights

By Katie Yoder Another MSNBC host, another rote regurgitation of liberal conventional wisdom. This time, it was Alex Wagner, announcing that arguments about fetal pain have nothing to do with the protection of the most vulnerable. Instead, they’re all about making it “harder and harder and harder” for women. MSNBC host Alex Wagner introduced the …

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