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 …Continue reading "Wisconsin Doctors Respond: Unborn Babies DO Feel Pain"
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, …Continue reading "Fetal Pain Bill Passes South Carolina House 80-27"
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 …Continue reading "House to vote on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act January 22"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-abortionists fundraise against a bill to spare pain-capable unborn children from the agonies of abortion"
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 …Continue reading "New Poll: South Carolina voters overwhelmingly support protecting pain-capable unborn children"
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 …Continue reading "Fighting for a chance: John Mark and all preborn Texans"
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 …Continue reading "Lawmakers seek to protect unborn babies who can 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, …Continue reading "Richard Dawkins and the ability to feel pain"
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, …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood: Committing an Abortion is Like Swimming"
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 …Continue reading "New York Times weighs in on fetal pain debate"
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 …Continue reading "The Pseudo-Science behind pro-abortion critiques of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act"
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 …Continue reading "MSNBC’s Wagner: Fetal Pain Argument About Taking Away Women’s Rights"