US President Joe Biden recently submitted Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has his appointment to the US Supreme Court. During Senate interviews, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked Jackson, a pro-abortionist, if babies feel pain in the womb at 20 weeks.
When Jackson answered that she didn’t know, the Charlotte Lozier Institute responded that there is evidence unborn babies feel pain as early as 12 weeks:
According to modern, peer-reviewed science, her answer should have been, “Absolutely, yes.“
The pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as lawyers working on behalf of the abortion industry, regularly cite a 2010 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report as indisputable evidence against fetal pain prior to 24 weeks. The report was co-authored by Dr. Stuart Derbyshire, one of the world’s leading neuroscientists, who for many years was considered a “leading voice against the likelihood of fetal pain.”
However, after objectively considering the growing body of scientific evidence, Dr. Derbyshire changed his long-held position in 2020 and published a peer-reviewed paper in BMJ’s Journal of Medical Ethics concluding that the cortex is not necessary for pain perception, and that “the evidence, and a balanced reading of that evidence, points toward an immediate and unreflective pain experience mediated by the developing function of the nervous system from as early as 12 weeks.”
Charlotte Lozier Institute’s vice president, Dr. David Prentice, added:
The idea that unborn babies don’t feel pain is rooted in a different era when newborns were strapped down and operated on without anesthesia or pain relief. Thankfully, neither science nor humanity have stood still in the 50 years since Roe v. Wade.
READ: Science to Judge Jackson: Yes, An Unborn Child Can Feel Pain
If you want to hear more on the disturbing medieval practices that surgeons used on infants (premature and in the womb) because they didn’t believe they experienced pain, READ: Pain experienced by unborn babies.