Doctors urge court to consider fetal pain in Ariz. abortion law

Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2012 / 02:06 am (CNA).- A group of doctors called on an appeals court to consider the ability of a fetus to feel pain in examining an Arizona law preventing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “Hormonal, behavioral, and physiologic evidence supports the legislature’s conclusion that a fetus at twenty weeks gestation feels pain,” read the amicus brief, filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   It argued that the state has an … [Read more...]