Babies Feel Pain
Did You Know That an Unborn Child Can Feel Excruciating Pain During an Abortion?
Unborn babies can’t verbally express the pain they experience but all biological indicators suggest they are capable of feeling pain by at least 20 weeks after fertilization.
The evidence of fetal pain
Surgeons entering the womb to perform corrective procedures on tiny unborn children have seen those babies flinch, jerk and recoil from sharp objects and incisions.
“The neural pathways are present for pain to be experienced quite
- Steven Calvin, perinatologist, University of Minnesota
Given the unborn child’s ability to feel pain, imagine how excruciating their pain must be during an abortion!
- Dr. Paul Ranalli, neurologist, University of Toronto
“An unborn child at 20 weeks gestation ‘is fully capable of experiencing pain… Without question, [abortion] is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subjected to such a surgical procedure.”
- Robert J. White, M.D., PhD., professor of
In fact, unborn babies probably feel pain more intensely than adults. This is a “uniquely vulnerable time since the pain system is fully established, yet the higher level pain-modifying system has barely begun to develop.”
- Dr. Paul Ranalli, neurologist
“On occasion we need to administer anesthesia directly to the fetus, because even at these early gestational ages the fetus moves away from the pain of stimulation.”
- David Birnbach, M.D., president of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia
Abortion at 20 weeks
Given the evidence that unborn babies experience pain, compassionate people are realizing that abortion is an inhumane and intolerable brutality against defenseless human beings. Wisconsin Right to Life is in the forefront of informing Wisconsin citizens about the humanity of the unborn child and ways they can assist in protecting the lives of these precious children.
This information is courtesy of Wisconsin Right to Life.