Scientific Study Shows Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain as Early as 13 Weeks

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Scientific Study Shows Unborn Babies Can Feel Pain as Early as 13 Weeks

Unborn children may feel pain before the 24-week abortion time limit, meaning they would physically suffer when being aborted. Dr Anthony McCarthy, SPUC Director of Research said: “A society that claims to take seriously animal pain should not shrink from confronting pain inflicted on young human beings in the name of ‘choice’.”

Reconsidering fetal pain

Fetal pain has long been a contentious issue, in large part because fetal pain is often cited as a reason to restrict access to termination of pregnancy or abortion. We have divergent views regarding the morality of abortion, but have come together to address the evidence for fetal pain.