3.11.2020

I could never, ever inflict pain on someone - especially a child. To picture causing intense, horrific pain of stabbing or using scissors or needles to inflict pain on a baby is just so against every part of me as a human, as a woman, as a mother.

Pain.
When do we humans start to feel pain?
The thought of babies feeling the pain of abortion in utero is one that bothers me more than I can put into words. 
It's just another part of the abortion issue, but I feel like it's almost a separate issue of its own.

I could never, ever inflict pain on someone - especially a child.  To picture causing intense, horrific pain of stabbing or using scissors or needles to inflict pain on a baby is just so against every part of me as a human, as a woman, as a mother.  And as a mother who has given birth to little ones, I can tell you I was always aware of protecting my stomach from bumps and kicks and jars because the babies didn't like it!  I literally CRIED when I was about 36 weeks pregnant and I was quickly getting into our mini-van in the parking lot of Toys R Us because it had started to pour down rain in buckets.  I got in so quickly that my stomach hit the steering wheel lock I had in place (remember those? The long, heavy metal bars that you put on your steering wheel so your car couldn't be stolen as it couldn't be driven with it in place?). It hit my stomach, and the baby and she shoved so hard that I was terrified she was harmed.  I had a scrape, bruise and even dots of blood on my stomach from where the lock gouged me.  She tried desperately to get away from that spot where she had been 'hit' and completely turned to position herself in a safer area the best she could.

I still feel bad about that and that 'baby' is now 24 years old!  Ha ha.  She and I JUST talked about this (again) about two weeks ago.  But that tells you just how much inflicting pain on babies bothers me on a very deep level.

Science is showing us babies feel pain - even before they are born.  This is not pro-life or pro-choice, it's the fact that babies in utero have been seen reacting to pain - and this well known so that if a little one has to have surgery in utero, the surgeons use anesthesia.  

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March 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The question of fetal pain was first raised decades ago. During certain in utero surgeries, unborn children have been seen flinching, grimacing, and moving away from pain. Because of this observation, it has become normal to use anesthesia during these in utero surgeries.

A common debate centers on when exactly an unborn baby begins to feel pain. Abortions, which physically tear a baby apart, can be performed up until birth in every U.S. state and in some other countries, but some states restrict abortions in certain circumstances after 24 weeks since “the baby can feel pain,” according to previous standard thought. But a brand-new study now shows that it is possible for a fetus to feel pain as early as 12 or 13 weeks gestation, which calls into question the accepted thoughts and practices on the matter in the medical field and in society at large.

In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon van Maren speaks with John Bockmann, one of the authors of a new study who discovered that a fetus can feel pain much earlier than people think. This is a must-watch episode for any pro-life activist.

Watch the full interview: