Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the Mississippi abortion law.
Justice Sotomayor made a statement that completely dismissed science and outraged conservatives during the arguments.
The liberal Justice completely dismissed the idea that fetuses, prior to the 24-week viability mark, could feel any pain.
This case is considered to be the biggest threat against Roe v. Wade we have seen.
If passed, the law would back up the acceptable time for an abortion to 15 weeks.
As part of oral arguments, Mississippi Attorney General Scott Stewart contended that fetuses could feel pain before the 24-week gestation period.
Sotomayor immediately dismissed the “fringe” idea that was even possible.
She stated, “I don’t see how that really adds anything to the discussion, that a small fringe of doctors believe that pain could be experienced before a cortex is formed.”
She added, “I don’t think that a response by a fetus necessarily proves there’s a sensation of pain or that there’s consciousness.”
Dr. David Prentice immediately struck back to set the record straight.
He stated, “Modern research is revealing that unborn babies do feel pain at an early stage, and we see that science in action, and regularly during fetal surgery, in which doctors apply analgesia in utero to prevent the suffering of the unborn child.”
Prentice, an expert in stem cell research, continued, “Respectfully, we suggest that Justice Sotomayor follow the science, which has not stood still since Roe was decided in 1973.”
Live-Action president Lila Rose added, “Justice Sotomayor’s calloused disregard for the preborn is matched with stunning disinformation as she denies the fact that babies in their mother’s womb can feel pain.”
It is somewhat baffling how the left will riot over criminals and defend them to no end, yet when it comes to a defenseless child, they continue to dehumanize them to justify killing an unborn child out of convenience.
What do you think? Do you believe the studies that say a fetus can feel pain before it has reached the 24-week gestation period?
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Source: Daily Caller