Babies in the womb react to pain, says pediatrician

14 week legs

14 week legs

Pediatrician Dr. HMI Liley:

“When doctors first began invading the sanctuary of the womb, they did not know that the unborn baby would react to pain” just as “violently as a baby lying in a crib” by “flaying out his tiny arms, wiggling his entire body, and crying.”

HMI Liley with Beth Day Modern Motherhood: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn Baby (New York: Random House, 1969) 50

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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