PRO-LIFE GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW FETAL PAIN CAMPUS TOUR
Students for Life of America’s new Fetal Pain Display going to campuses nationally
Fredericksburg, VA (March 23, 2015) – Students for Life of America launched their educational tour, the Fetal Pain Display, nearly two months to the day after the epic failure of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on a bill to protect babies from abortion after 20 weeks. The vote was promised to take place on January 22nd, the day of the March for Life, when it was pulled because of protests from Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN).
“A majority of the U.S. House of Representatives are pro-life. It is an abject failure and disappointment that they have yet to allow a vote on a bill that not only protects babies in the womb that feel pain but is across-the-board supported by the American public,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Since Members of Congress, many of whom say they are pro-life, can’t seem to understand the inhumaneness of abortion, especially late-term abortions, SFLA will be touring campuses with an educational, simple display to start that conversation on late-term abortions.”
To see the diagrams used in the display, which are taken from medical textbooks, and a sample list of schools that will host the display, go here: /fetal-pain-display/.
Fifty-two percent of Millennials are in favor of banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation, according to National Journal. Sixty-four percent of Americans think abortion should be illegal in the second trimester and that number jumps to 80% for third trimester abortions, according to Gallup.
“There is common ground on this issue and using it educate the next generation of our nation’s leaders is going to be crucial for the trajectory the country takes in protecting innocent human life,” continued Hawkins.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, 42 states have banned abortions after a certain number of weeks of gestation and with varying exceptions. Some states have taken up bans on abortions after 20 weeks this year already including South Carolina and West Virginia.
Fact on fetal pain:
- Pain receptors are present throughout the fetus’ entire body by no later than 16 weeks after fertilization, and nerves link these receptors to the brain’s thalamus and subcortical plate by no later than 20 weeks.
- Scientifically proven that by 20 weeks, babies react to painful stimuli by jerking, recoiling and flinching.
- Scientifically proven that by 20 weeks, fetuses that are exposed to painful stimuli during surgery have an increase in stress hormones if anesthesia is not applied.
Facts taken from www.doctorsonfetalpain.com.
To speak to Kristan Hawkins, please contact Kristina Hernandez at 908-902-8473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.