In a video produced by FRC.org and shared by the Susan B. Anthony List on Facebook, Dr. Ingrid Skop, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Texas, says that lab rats have more legal protections than preborn children.
“An elementary skill for an OBGYN is amniocentesis… typically it’s done around 14-16 weeks gestational age, very early, before pro-choice people tell us that they can feel pain,” says Dr. Skop in the video below. “But if… the baby runs into the needle, he withdraws exactly as we would expect someone who feels pain to withdraw. Additional studies have shown they have increased adrenaline, increased heart rate. They show all of the same signs that we expect from someone who feels pain.”
“As a society,” she adds, “We want to protect lab rats from feeling pain. We’ve got more legislation to protect the lab rats than we do the children that we’re electively terminating.”
A study published March of 2017 found that “the adult-like pattern of skin innervation is established before the end of the first trimester, showing important intra- and inter-individual variations in nerve branches.” As reported by Live Action News’ Nancy Flanders, “the fact that the nervous system develops sooner than once thought backs up other evidence that proves fetuses are capable of feeling pain at as early as eight weeks gestation.” In addition, “As early as 8 weeks gestation, it has been shown that the fetus responds to touch. Abortion proponents have long argued that this is simply a reflex because the nervous system was not thought to be well developed at this age, however, this latest study proves this theory wrong.”
At around the same time — between weeks eight and nine of development — as previously reported by Live Action News, “The fetus stage begins. A girl now has eggs in her ovaries, and a baby at this stage can suck his thumb, move his tongue, sigh, stretch, move his head, and open his mouth.”
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