Pfft, what do scientists and doctors know? It's belief that counts, not facts and findings! Just ask anyone on ClusterFox:
Finding in major review of scientific evidence strikes blow to those seeking to reduce upper time limit for abortion.
The human foetus feels no pain before 24 weeks, according to a major review of scientific evidence published today.
The connections in the foetal brain are not fully formed in that time, nor is the foetus conscious, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The findings of two reports commissioned by the Department of Health strike a blow to those seeking to reduce the upper time limit for having an abortion, currently at 24 weeks.
The studies suggest that late abortions, permitted for serious abnormalities or risks to a woman's health, do not result in foetal suffering because of increasing evidence that the chemical environment in the uterus induces "a continuous sleep-like unconsciousness or sedation".
It often feels like extremists are also in a continuous sleep-like unconsciousness or sedation. This is a touchy subject, and it should go without saying that many with opposing views are not extremists. By extremists, I'm referring to the Scott Roeders of the world, those who call themselves "pro-life" when they're clearly not.
When there is evidence on one side and belief on the other, one would think that actual evidence would make a difference in altering even long-held attitudes when it comes to cases in which the mother's health and/or life are factors
Of course the argument is that a human life is being terminated. That is a debate that will continue, but at least the pain argument seems to have been knocked down.
By the way, assassinations terminate life, too, and we don't need scientific evidence to prove that.