Fetuses and Pain
Can fetuses feel pain? The question has moved beyond the realm of science into politics, with powerful overtones for the general public's understanding of abortion itself. Regrettably, politics is trumping science in some quarters.
There have been at least two prominent medical journal articles written in response to fetal pain legislation proposed at the federal and state level over the last year. Senator Sam Brownback and Rep. Chris Smith reintroduced the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act