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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Fetuses Feel No Pain During 1st & 2nd Trimesters

Most abortions take place during the first two trimesters:

Report Finds Fetuses Feel Pain Later Than Thought

By DENISE GRADY in the New York Times 4:07 PM ET

A team of doctors has concluded that fetuses probably cannot feel pain in the first six months of gestation and therefore do not need anesthesia during abortions. Their report, being published Wednesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, is based on a review of several hundred scientific papers, and it says that nerve connections in the brain are unlikely to have developed enough for the fetus to feel pain before 29 weeks....