Dr. David Prentice clearly states that “science pretty conclusively demonstrates: Young babies still in the womb at 20 weeks…, and probably even earlier, do indeed feel pain, and in fact, may feel more intense pain than a newborn or an adult.”
People feel pain. Newborn babies can feel pain. Fetuses can feel pain. There is no pain button which suddenly switches to “on” or “off” during the journey through the birth canal. “To feel pain” is a life long process for a human being. The only question is when do fetuses feel pain?
Many pro-life doctors maintain that fetuses can feel pain by 8 weeks… (about the time most surgical abortions take place). Pro-abortion doctors tend to argue that fetuses don’t experience pain until the very end of pregnancy. Whose testimony is more reliable, those who have a financial interest in the availability of abortion or those who don’t? Ethically speaking, who is going to be less likely to lie, those who believe dismembering living human beings is a legitimate medical practice or those who don’t? (abort73.com)
For a moment, let’s try to imagine the feeling of “Excruciating Pain.”
Now imagine a “suction curettage” surgical procedure for an adult. The doctor attaches an adult-type of tubing to an huge suction machine. Suction pulls apart the adult’s body while passing through the tubing. After suction, the doctor and nurses reassemble the adult’s dismembered parts to ensure they have all the pieces.
If this killing procedure was performed just once on a human being, a worldwide outcry would immediately be heard. The doctor would be arrested, charged with murder in a court of law and sent to prison for causing a crime against humanity, not to mention the “Excruciating Pain.”
Why doesn’t this same type of reaction occur for ‘Unborn Children Who Feel The Same Type of “Excruciating Pain” During Abortions’?
In our day, Communism and Nazism are symnomious with evil, the misuse of power and hating humanity. In the Old Testament, Babylon symbolizes the forces of evil opposing God. It tried to create a world that doesn’t need God.
This spiritual Babylon is alive and well today. 1 Cor 2:12 calls it the spirit of the world, ie. any spirit that attempts to displace God from our lives and put something in its place, like killing unborn babies. It has as its aim to enslave humanity with false freedoms and to demand unswerving allegiance from each one of us.
Another question may be asked: What separates civilized society from ancient society which performed child sacrifices, eg. The Inca culture. Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children, a form of human sacrifice to please a god in order to achieve a desired result. Who is this god of 2015? What desired result does this social current mentality want to achieve?
Yes, “Excruciating Pain” thrives in 2015. It’s procedures have been refined, yet the pain experienced in each abortion is the same.
Abortion, the direct killing of an innocent human being, is always gravely immoral (The Gospel of Life, no. 57); its victims are the most vulnerable and defenseless members of the human family.
(Any civilized society restricts the individual’s freedom to choose whenever that choice would harm an innocent person. The unborn child is an innocent person. Therefore, a civilized society cannot justify “Excruciating Pain” by simply arguing that women should be “free to choose.”)
Jerry Novotny, OMI
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