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By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews, Jan. 20, 2020

LONDON, ENGLANDA “pro-choice” scientist is urging the medical community to put politics aside and consider growing evidence that unborn babies may feel pain as early as 12 weeks of pregnancy.

In a January article in the “Journal of Medical Ethics,” Stuart Derbyshire, a professor at the National University of Singapore and expert in the science of pain, said the issue deserves further consideration.

Pro-life advocates have been pointing to the evidence of early fetal pain for years, with the hopes of persuading the public to recognize the cruelty of abortion. However, abortion activists and pro-abortion researchers routinely dismiss the scientific evidence with dubious claims that unborn babies do not feel pain until at least 24 weeks of pregnancy.

Derbyshire and co-author John Bockmann said there now is “good evidence” that unborn babies’ brains and nervous systems are developed enough to experience pain prior to 24 weeks. The UK and many U.S. states allow unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to 24 weeks.  ….


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