Late-Term Abortions through Academic Eyes

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Of three professors who recently testified before a congressional hearing on late-term abortions, two actually looked at it from the baby’s perspective. “There is no reason to believe that a born infant would feel pain any differently than that same infant would, were he or she still in utero,” Colleen A. Malloy, an associate professor in the Division of Neonatology at the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern stated to the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

“The difference between fetal and neonatal pain is simply the locale in which the pain occurs,” she explained to the senators. “The receiver’s experience of the pain is the same.”

“I could never imagine subjecting my tiny patients to horrific procedures such as those that involve limb detachment or cardiac injection.”

“The United States is one of only seven countries in the world that permit elective abortion past 20 weeks,” Attorney Angelina B. Nguyen, an adjunct faculty member at Rio Salado College, pointed out in that same hearing. “Upholding laws restricting abortion on demand after 20 weeks would situate the United States closer to the international mainstream, instead of leaving it as an outlying country with ultra-permissive abortion policies.” The other six “outliers” include China, North Korea and Vietnam.

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