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I Can Fly ~ by Factoid
An anti-choicer says that fetuses “hear everything” and feel pain.
Absolutely, a baby is capable of hearing his mother’s heartbeat and external noises like voices and music as early as the 16th week of pregnancy, according to the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (a scientific organization that offers support and information on prenatal life and the birth process).
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was really intrigued by research into the development of babies while they are in their mother’s womb. The fact that they could hear sounds and actually respond to the voices of their parents was really exciting to him. He was delighted when he found out some researchers had used The Cat in the Hat to discover increased uterine activity during reading, and a gradual settling down afterward. The study also revealed that this same response to the book continued after delivery, indicating that the baby could recall having heard the story before.
As far as pain goes, a 2005 study published in JAMA and widely reported in the mainstream media claimed that fetuses do not feel pain before the third trimester. However, serious questions have been raised about this study, whose authors include a NARAL activist and an abortionists. This conflict of interest was not disclosed by JAMA. In other parts of the world, the research is giving us quite a different picture. In 1994, an article in a British medical journal, the Lancet, revealed hormonal stress reactions in the fetus. The article concluded with the recommendation that painkillers be used when surgery is done on the fetus. The authors wrote, “This applies not just to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on the fetus, but possibly also to termination of pregnancy, especially by surgical techniques involving dismemberment.” In 1991, scientific advisers to the Federal Medical Council in Germany had made a similar recommendation. In 1997, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported that the fetus could not feel pain until 26 weeks, but urged anesthesia from 24 weeks. In August 2001, however, Great Britain’s Medical Research Council revised that conclusion and said that pain perception may be as early as 20 weeks. Another Parliamentary group of 15 scientists from Britain, Ireland and Australia concluded that the mechanisms for pain perception are in place and functional before the 10th week of gestation!
There was a time when doctors were convinced that newborns’ nervous systems were too immature to sense pain and surgery was carried out on newborn and premature infants with minimal or no anesthesia. Since 1986, this practice has been unacceptable, and it is recognized that they can experience severe pain: today, adequate pain relief for even the youngest infants is the standard of care. Now, as NICU technology improves, we are seeing younger and younger preterm infants (with gestational ages of 24 weeks, 23, 22), and our knowledge of fetal pain is expanding. At the Imperial College in London, a study showed that fetuses as young as 18 weeks react to invasive procedure with a spike in stress hormones and a shunting of blood flow toward the brain (a strategy, also seen in infants and adults, to protect a vital organ from threat). The findings in their studies provide highly suggestive evidence of fetal pain.
Emily, delivering the smackdown.
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Gosnell. Pendergraft. Whitney. Abortionists around the country have dumped babies born alive into toilets, allowing them to die, and flushed them like sewage. This is the true face of “pro-choice” America that demands abortion for any reason and without restrictions. In the end, an abortionist won’t ever flush an opportunity to make money (often millions like Tiller and Gosnell), but they will flush a baby.
When did a toilet become healthcare? #INHUMAN
Absolutely disgusting. I admit I haven’t been following this case as closely as I should be because I find it so horrifying.
Forget about Planking! Hadoukening and Vadering seems to be the next big thing on the internet! I love it :D
Sometimes the internet is the right kind of weird.