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TORONTO, Sept 4 (LSN) – Deseret News reported Wednesday on the latest scientific advances into fetal brain activity which suggest that babies in utero have memories and even feelings. Toronto psychiatrist Thomas Verny and San Diego psychologist David Chamberlain have found fetuses “sensitive, perceptive,  conscious … active, curious (and) emotional.” In an article entitled “The Sentient Prenate”  Chamberlain recounts that via hypnosis feelings of rejection of children in the womb can be uncovered.  After one such investigation into an adult man’s feelings of rejection, the man’s mother admitted she had attempted to abort him.  A vast amount of research showing the humanity and physiological development of pre-born children continues to impact and change previous biases in the field of medicine. As a result, even pro-abortion arguments are shifting from a denial of the humanity of the unborn child to a claim that abortion is “justifiable homicide.” Surgeons have begun to administer anesthetics to babies for in-utero surgery due to the growing evidence that a fetus is very sensitive to pain, and certain medical organizations have proposed using anesthetics prior to aborting late-term babies.  Desert News published some of the fascinating discoveries in fetal research made in the past 10 years   At about 10 weeks, a fetus will begin touching its face with its hands, sometimes even putting its fingers in its mouth.  At about 2 months, a fetus will respond by moving if it’s touched in the area around its mouth.  At about 4 months, a fetus will quicken its swallowing of amniotic fluid when the fluid is sweetened,  and slow down when a bitter flavor is added.  At about 6 months, a fetus has REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep, the kind associated with dreaming.  Fetuses respond to various stimuli, including pain and familiar music.  Within minutes after birth, a baby will suck a computer-connected nipple at the rate necessary to trigger a recording of its mother’s voice. It will prefer her voice as it sounds in the womb over her real-world voice indicating a preference developed in utero.”

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