Abortion and fetal pain or the lack thereof


Abortion is wrong because it causes death, not because it causes pain.

I’ve been reading that some people oppose abortion because of what they call “fetal pain”. Other people oppose opposing abortion because they say the fetus does not feel pain. Excuse me, but I think both sides of this discussion are missing the point. Abortion is not wrong because it hurts the fetus. Abortion would not be right if it did not hurt the fetus. Abortion is the direct killing, the murder, of the fetus, whether or not said murder causes the fetus to feel pain. The whole notion of approving of an act which causes the death of a human being, while disapproving of causing pain or suffering to the same being, seems more than nutty to me. I can see being concerned not to cause unnecessary pain to animals who are being euthanized. Or for criminals who are being executed, which is something that really should be extremely rare in our society, so rare that—well, I really don’t think we even need the use the death penalty. But to consider murdering a child in the womb as perfectly legitimate, even a right, as long as the murder is painless…is insane!

Read the full article: Nebraska Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions Based on Fetal Pain Passes First Vote.


About Disciple

I am a pro-life activist, blogger, writer, poet, singer songwriter, musician, photographer, nerd, bookworm and Mac fan. I have two dogs, one of whom is well-travelled. (I had three for a while after adopting a senior dog, but he has now passed away, and the pack is back to two girl dogs. One was born after, the days of mammoth road trips.) And the most important thing is: I was received into Holy Mother Church in 1996 and, through the grace of God, I love Christ and His Church more with every passing day. Thanks be to God!
This entry was posted in Bioethics, News, Pro-life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s