Skip to comments.No Foetal Pain Before 24 Weeks
Posted on 06/24/2010 6:50:14 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
Abortions are permitted after 24 weeks on medical grounds There is no new evidence to show foetuses feel pain in the womb before 24 weeks, and so no reason to challenge the abortion limit, doctors say. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' review said foetuses are "undeveloped and sedated". Brain connections are not fully formed, and the environment of the womb creates a state of induced sleep, like unconsciousness, they add. Anti-abortion campaigners are likely to challenge the reports. The issue of whether a foetus of 24 weeks or below can feel pain had been raised in the debate over whether the current time limit for abortion should be reduced. An up-to-date analysis of evidence was recommended by MPs in a report from the Commons Science and Technology committee during the last parliament. They looked at the 1967 Abortion Act, which covers all parts of the UK apart from Northern Ireland. Abortion grounds The Royal College's reviews of existing evidence examined whether or not a foetus can experience pain. It also tried to define what mental and physical abnormalities could result in a "serious handicap". Around 1% of abortions are carried out on these grounds. Such terminations can take place after 24 weeks. In the past, campaigners concerned about the abortion law have argued that this has been interpreted too widely to include relatively minor disabilities. But the Royal College said in its second report that it would not be practical to try to produce a list of conditions that would constitute serious handicap because it was too difficult to predict the long-term impact of an abnormality on a child or on their family. Supporters of the current abortion law have welcomed this report, arguing that even within one condition there may be a wide range of severity.
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Liars! They have proven it by the child moving away when touched by something in utero. If they didn’t feel they wouldn’t move away.
If you’ve seen 4-D ultrasounds at that age, you’d note that the baby does everything except comunicate in sign language. They’re alive, and aware of their surroundings. If there is a loud noise, they’ll jump.
As we’ve seen so many times in the last 100 years, first comes the systematic dehumanization, then the extermination.
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So why not err on the side of caution? There's no evidence they don't feel the pain of being ripped apart while they're still alive, either.
Does that mean aborting(post-natal) liberals is ok since they have no brain activity ?
So pain is now the threshold? I thought it was a heartbeat, or brainwaves, or birth.....?
So using the new logic of Eugenics, if I can really dope up my victim so that they are incapable of feeling pain, I can kill anyone I like!
What does it matter if they feel pain or not?! What a sick world we live in. Just because an unborn human (yes, they are human) doesn’t feel pain doesn’t make it right.
Ergo, a premature baby born before he/she is 6 months old (24 weeks) doesn’t feel pain?
You’ve got to be kidding me!
By that reasoning, you'll have the plants'-rights activists upset at the terror inflicted upon Mimosa pudica.
Such claims undermine the credibility of our side.
Feeling != Pain
Killers always rationalize their crimes at the expense of their victims.
Abortion is satanic.
Right, lets VOTE on the issue.
The election for each abortion will be held in 9 months.
Only the baby gets a vote.
We already have widespread legal infanticide. Pretty soon they will push for killing toddlers. That’s when we should start executing leftists.
‘The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ review said foetuses are “undeveloped and sedated”.’
God, why can’t these people spell?
Seriously - who cares if they feel pain? The fact remains they are living humans. I guess anyone who is permanently paralyzed or otherwise numb can have anything done to their “painless” portions with impunity.
The only reason why we shouldn’t exterminate these criminal leftist vermin is because it is logistically impossible to do so. It would only make the remaining 50 million more violent towards children.
Moms will vouch for that. We made the mistake of going to a Dave Brubeck concert when I was pregnant with our older son. He gave me heck over that! We tried in vain to muffle the sound for him by laying coats over my tummy - didn't work. I don't know who was more unhappy - him or me! (He's the same one who reached up to check out the amnio needle while in utero).
Not scientific and not intuitive, either.
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