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. Collins listed the following factors as evidence that the fetus is capable of pain:

• The cortex is developed between four and five weeks of age.

• Reflex actions can be observed between four and seven weeks.

9-10 weeks

9-10 weeks

• Brain waves are detectable between six and seven weeks.

• Nerves connecting the spinal cord to peripheral structures have developed between six to eight weeks.

• Adverse reactions to stimuli are observed between eight and ten weeks

“ABORTION A Briefing Book For Canadian Legislators” Campaign Life Coalition NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE July 2002

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