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.
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