BRITAIN, CANADA, Aug 31 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The recommendation of a British doctor to anaesthetize unborn babies before killing them is finding support in various places. Here in Canada University of B.C. researcher and psychology professor Ken Craig told the Vancouver Province that “he agrees with Glover’s general premise, if not the same dates, for what he calls a ‘viable’ life to begin.” He has studied pain in premature babies and said that his “experience is they do experience pain. … I say we should give the babies the benefit of the doubt. At 24-25 weeks post-conception, a fetus displays all of the physiological and behavioural reactions you observe in children and adults.”
Also, the Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that “Professor Susan Greenfield, Britain’s most prominent neuroscientist, has added her voice to concerns that some abortions may be causing undue suffering to the unborn child.”
However, “pro-life organizations in Britain say leading medical specialists who believe pre-born babies may feel the pain of abortions and should thus be anaesthetized beforehand are missing the point,” Conservative News Service reports today. “Anything which makes it easier for the medical profession to depart yet further from its basic commitment to healing and saving life, especially children’s lives, is to be deplored,” said Life, Britain’s largest pro-life organization. The discussion over anaesthesia, though, will hopefully “jerk society out of its complacency and face the fact that abortion kills real human beings,” they added.
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