Abortion is a Painful Procedure for Unborn Children

According to an article in Dublin's IR TIMES, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has disclosed scientific evidence which shows that the unborn babies may experience pain during the abortion procedure.

Based on a study of the nervous system of unborn babies which was performed by scientists, medical experts and others, the group issued a statement advising abortionists to consider using anesthetics when performing abortions on babies at twenty-four weeks gestation and older. The study, set up by the College after considerable debate about whether unborn children could feel pain, stressed the need to protect babies from painful abortion procedures.

Source: The Pro-Life Infonet (infonet-mod@prolife.org)
There is a fuller more detailed article on this study appearing in the November 18, 1997 NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE NEWS by Paul Ranalli, M.D., a neurologist at the University of Toronto, and an exective member of the de Veber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. He may be reached by e-mail at pjranalli@aol.com.

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