Can your baby feel pain? I know most moms don’t use diaper pins anymore, but for those that have…you know your child felt pain when you accidentally stuck him/her. It hurts and they cry. But does a child feel pain that is not yet born?
I’ve looked around the web and depending on who you click on will be the answer you’ll get. Ask anyone that is pro-choice and they will say that a child cannot feel pain until the central nervous system is in place. NOT TRUE.
A perfect example: ‘The bill, which was introduced by Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood, bases its assertion that fetuses feel pain on the testimony of doctors, some of it given during a 2005 Congressional hearing on the subject. It contends there is substantial evidence that by 20 weeks, fetuses seek to evade stimuli in a way that indicates they are experiencing pain…..But testimony from that hearing also suggests the medical community has not reached a consensus on fetal pain.’ Read the entire article here.
Allow me to give you some substantial evidence.
In the first month (1-4 weeks) of gestation the heart, digestive system, backbone and spinal cord begin to form. In the 9th week, when most abortions are performed, the baby’s heartbeat can be heard; the main construction of the heart is complete and the brain is growing at a very rapid pace – brain waves can now be measured.
With all of the baby’s essential parts, skeleton and organs formed – and by this time all the baby has to do is to grow – can he/she feel pain? YES.
From AbortionFacts.com: By week 8, the neuro-anatomic structures are present. What is needed is a sensory nerve to feel the pain and send a message to the thalamus, a part of the base of the brain, and motor nerves that send a message to that area. These are present at 8 weeks. The pain impulse goes to the thalamus. It sends a signal down the motor nerves to pull away from the hurt.
There are six states (Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Utah) that require pregnant women be told an abortion could cause pain for the baby according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The pain of abortion is real regardless of what side of the womb you’re on.
Watch this video…it tells a story of a woman who witnessed an abortion via ultrasound and saw the baby move away in pain while the abortionists’ probe searched for it in his/her mother’s womb.