feeling no pain
Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska is pushing for federal legislation requiring that women seeking late-term abortions be informed that the procedure causes pain for the unborn child. Approving the legislation, he says, is “an issue of human compassion.”
So who could possibly oppose the legislation? Why, the National Abortion Federation, whose president Vicki Saporta insists that there is “no credible scientific evidence” that an unborn child feels pain.
The best experts on the question, unfortunately, will not be available to testify before Congress. They’ve been silenced by the people whose interests Saporta is paid to represent.
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Posted by: Gaby -
Oct. 18, 2010 2:11 AM ET USA
You want them to object to abortions? Start performing them on animals! Abort a litter of cute little puppies or a pony -even better, do it as "performance art"- and watch their reaction!!
Posted by: Miss Cathy -
Oct. 16, 2010 10:09 AM ET USA
Is it simply human compassion to acknowledge that being burnt to death or drawn and quartered or have a needle with a lethal substance plunged into one's heart is painful? If this is done less painfully, is it less the willful taking of an innocent human life? At what point will lawmakers simply stand within the boundary of truth, that murder is murder and the ultimate right is not death with compassion but life protected by justice?
Posted by: umpynelson3459 -
Oct. 15, 2010 6:57 PM ET USA
because?? hmmm, because they don't know any better...
Posted by: mjarman7759049 -
Oct. 15, 2010 2:16 PM ET USA
Ah yes, the famed pseudo-science quote that itself has no basis in fact but that sets the political table for the "we represent science while they represent superstition" fight. And this junk goes unchallenged by the scientific community because?