Category Archives: Pain and Unborn Children

Past president of American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on fetal pain

A  past president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists explains that unborn babies react to pain in the womb: “It can be clearly demonstrated that fetuses seek to evade certain stimuli in a manner which in an infant or … Continue reading

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Fellow of Board of Anesthesiologists claims baby feels pain in first trimester

In America Medical News, February 24, 1984, Dr. Vincent Collins, Diplomat and Fellow of the American Board of Anesthesiologists, stated: As early as eight to ten weeks’ gestation, and definitely by thirteen-and-a-half weeks, the human fetus experiences organic pain. Dr. … Continue reading

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Neonatologist testifies about fetal pain

Dr. Colleen A Malloy, Assistant professor, division of neonatology at Northwestern University testified before the House Judiciary Committee in June 2012, and said: “[T]hus, the difference between fetal and neonatal pain is simply the locale in which the pain occurs. … Continue reading

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Unborn babies recoil from pain at 5 – 6 months

Curtis Cook, M.D., Maternal-Fetal Medicine Butterworth Hospital, Michigan State College of Human Medicine: “In the course of my practice, we must occasionally perform life-saving procedures on babies while still in the uterus. I have often observed babies of 5 to … Continue reading

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Brain of aborted baby registers pain after 20 weeks

Doctor Paul Ranalli, a neurologist at the University of Toronto, says: “[C]areful anatomical studies reveal, in fact, that the ascending pain fibers reach the cortex by 20 weeks. They then ‘sit’ briefly, for a few days to a few weeks, … Continue reading

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Pain researcher says fetus reacts to pain at 16-19 weeks

Doctor Ken Craig, a researcher on pain in premature babies at the University of British Columbia, told the Vancouver Province (August 30, 1995): “By every measure, the fetus from 16-19 weeks reacts to a painful stimulus in a manner consistent … Continue reading

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Professor of Anesthesiology says D&E is painful for the fetus

Dr. Collins is Professor of Anesthesiology and Northwestern University and the University of Illinois and the author of Principles of Anesthesiology, at the time one of the leading medical texts on the control of pain. He says: “D&E abortions are performed … Continue reading

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20 years of research proves that unborn babies feel pain

“Over the last 20 years, medical technology and scientific research, by way of ultrasonography, fetoscopy, fetal electrocardiograms, and fetal electroencephalograms, have demonstrated the remarkable responsiveness of the human fetus to pain, touch and sound… The majority of babies aborted by … Continue reading

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Sir Albert Lilley, Father of Fetology, on unborn baby’s pain

An interview with Sir Albert Lilley, a scientist who is often called the “Father of Fetology” on fetal pain: Question: In the case of an 8- to-10-week fetus, if you apply pressure will it tend to try to get out of the way? … Continue reading

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British Medical Journal on fetal pain

“The fetus needs to be heavily sedated by sedating the mother before intrauterine manipulations such as transfusions… The changes in heart rate and increase in movement suggest that these stimuli are painful for the fetus.” “What the Fetus Feels,” British … Continue reading

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