Doctors’ Group Says Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain as Early as 12 Weeks

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Doctors’ Group Says Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain as Early as 12 Weeks

Doctors’ Group Says Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain as Early as 12 Weeks

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) recently released a press statement summarizing their new position statement concerning fetal pain. While the ACPeds acknowledges this issue is sometimes relevant to legal and moral discussions about abortion, the point of their statement is not to focus on whether abortion should be legal or if it is moral.

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (also colloquially known as Micah’s Law) is a congressional bill that would, in most cases, make it unlawful to perform an abortion if the estimated post-fertilization age of a fetus is 20 weeks or more.