Wednesday, August 24, 2005

No Pain Until 29 Weeks Gestation

I'd like to note that they also say that children can't see at 24 weeks but my son popped open his still fused eyes the moment after he was born and looked straight at us. We might have been fuzzy but he saw us. He stopped crying when held (just like a full term newborn). He acted comforted. And he fought like hell to get his intubation tube out--on DAY 1 of birth--which was 24 weeks remember--so hard that they had to heavily sedate him.

But he felt no pain. He was totally comfortable.

Here's the BBC's interpretation here.

This pain argument is, of course, a red herring. There are adults who have disorders which negates pain. I guess that makes it okay to kill them, right?
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