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2014-01-13 16:24:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arina Grossu, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council (FRC), released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy (Arizona H.B. 2036): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) "The U.S. Supreme Court has placed pain-capable unborn babies and vulnerable women in danger by refusing to...

2013-11-07 16:30:35

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a news conference today with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Anna Higgins, J.D., director of Family Research Council's (FRC) Center for Human Dignity, made the following comments in support of Sen. Graham's Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The act would protect women and unborn children from the harms of late-term abortion, harms which were recently on vivid display during the murder trial of the now-convicted...

2013-06-04 16:25:31

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) praised the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice for approving earlier today the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797). U.S. Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona's Eighth District expanded the D.C. Pain-Capable Unborn Protection Act to protect all unborn pain-capable babies nationwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Pain capability refers to an...

At 35-37 Weeks, Babies Distinguish Pain From Touch
2011-09-09 09:47:35

  Researchers using electroencephalography (EEG) recorded the brain activity of preemies in response to pain, comparing their pain responses from a touch or prick on the heels. The premature children responded to pain around a woman´s 35th week of pregnancy, about two to four weeks before delivery, according to a new study from University College London. Dr. Rebeccah Slater, UCL Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, explained in a press release: “Premature babies...

2010-07-12 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Family Research Council today released a new report that refutes claims made recently by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) that a fetus is not able to feel pain before 24 weeks of development. RCOG's study is being used to uphold Britain's current legalization of abortions up to 24 weeks. Pro-abortion activists in the United States could also try to use this study to argue against Nebraska's new law that states...

2005-08-23 15:12:53

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A human fetus is unlikely to feel pain before the third trimester, when consciousness begins to form, researchers said on Tuesday in a report that could fuel debate over proposed U.S. abortion legislation. Even if a fetus feels pain, doctors may not be able to anesthetize it without endangering the mother's health, including during an abortion, the researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Legislation under consideration by the U.S....