Appeals court blocks Arizona law against late-term abortions
Catholic World News - August 02, 2012
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of an Arizona law that would have banned most abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy.
In doing so, the court overturned a July 30 decision by a US district court that upheld the constitutionality of the law. Judge James Teilborg, a Clinton appointee, had cited “the substantial and well-documented evidence that an unborn child has the capacity to feel pain during an abortion by at least 20 weeks gestational age.”
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Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Aug. 03, 2012 1:47 PM ET USA
If there is any possibility a baby can feel pain when dismembered - or 'burned',suffocated,skull crushed -while alive (I feel nauseaous even writing that)why would anyone advocate for abortion. The growing body of credible medical literature showing how young the unborn child is capable of feeling pain makes it imperative to work every day to outlaw these barbaric procedures.