UK Experts: Law Should Reflect Preborn Babies Feel Pain As Early As Twelve Weeks

Amanda Vicinanzo

A group of experts in the United Kingdom are calling for changes in policies that currently allow abortion up to 24 weeks, citing growing evidence that preborn children can experience pain as early as the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

In a new book titled “Missing Millions,” the contributors advocate for an end to current policies allowing abortion up to 24 weeks, emphasizing that a preborn child can experience pain, and babies as young as 21 to 22 weeks gestation have survived with medical assistance. “Evidence also shows that the foetus feels and reacts to pain from as early as 12 weeks,” the authors stated.

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