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Did you know that a fetus can experience pain at least as early as the 20th week of gestation and that at that age their pain-modifying system has barely begun to develop?

According to info. provided on http://www.afa.net/activism/contact-elected-officials/?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f40738%2frespond,

The House of Representatives will vote this week on a bill sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and co-sponsored by 184 House members which will protect unborn babies after 20 weeks.

The bill is called "The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" (H.R. 36) because we now know from medical science that an unborn baby can experience pain at least as early as the 20th week of gestation.

This is why doctors administer anesthesia to babies who are operated on in utero at this stage of development.

In fact, medical science tells us the pain they experience in gruesome late-term abortions may be more intense than the pain adults experience because of the way our nervous system develops. Dr. Paul Ranalli, a neurologist at the University of Toronto, says that 20 weeks is a "uniquely vulnerable time, since the pain system is fully established, yet the higher level pain-modifying system has barely begun to develop."

"Knowingly subjecting our innocent unborn children to dismemberment in the womb, particularly when they have developed to the point that they can feel excruciating pain every terrible moment leading up to their undeserved deaths, belies everything America was called to be. This is not who we are." - Representative Trent Franks

As Dr. Robert J. White, a neurosurgeon at Case Western Reserve University says, "Without question, [abortion at 20 weeks] is a dreadfully painful experience for any infant subjected to such a surgical procedure."


Good for American Reps. Trent Franks & Marsha Blackburn.

What do you think?

921 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
No, I didn't.

I think a lot of people think this is a Separation of Church and State issue, but it's really not.
We live in a society that has outlawed murder, for obvious reasons, and once that has been established, murder must be defined.
So the issue would be debated, religion or no.

I also think both sides like the religious angle.
The right because it appeals to their voters.
(I truly believe they couldn't get elected without the Bible Belt)
The left because they can add the Separation of Church and State to weight their side of the argument.

It's tough to resolve issues when they're being debated for the wrong reasons.
Typical of Washington.

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Kravenhead
918 day(s) ago
And to you Triss.
Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.

Trissinger
918 day(s) ago
Thanks for your comments and consideration of this, Kraven.
Most don't wish to think about such matters, and for women who have had an abortion, I hope they won't be re-traumatized if any would come across reading this.

The trauma that friends who have had abortions have been through is nothing short of astounding and disturbing-- I feel for all women who were not told that they may never conceive again, who were not told that they could well grieve the death of their child for years and years to come, who have had to deal with untold guilt at having chosen the route of abortion. (!)

Abortion clinics do not do a proper job in counselling women on the down side of having an abortion.

A close friend of mine was raped while on a college date, yet she had the baby.
Yes, it was traumatizing for her, but much less so than if she would have had the abortion.
And since, she has been reunited with her daughter-- to both of their benefit.

These stories with a better ending do also exist, thankfully.


(Thought I should end on a happier note--)



Peace to you this day, K.

Trissinger
918 day(s) ago
I don't think it's right that a baby or fetus or whatever you wish to call the being growing in the womb of a woman should be aborted.

But since they are and since that won't likely change very soon, at the very least the fetus should be given extreme pain killers as the abortion occurs.

I don't care if someone thinks this for religious reasons or not -- if we were talking about aborting fetus dogs, everyone would be 'up in arms' in the U.S..

But somehow, because it's 'a mere fetus,' many will turn a blind eye.

That is more than pathetic, it is extremely criminal and cruel to the point of extreme torture, well worse than what happened at Guantanamo and elsewhere.

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