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.
• 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
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