Fifty-two percent of Millennials are in favor of banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation, according to National Journal. Clearly they understand that abortions at five months along are inhumane and wrong for multiple reasons.
One of those reasons is that babies at this stage, and possibly earlier, have been scientifically proven to feel pain. That means that as their lives are ending through abortion, they feel every prick, pull and ultimately dismemberment of their little bodies. It is truly horrific.
Students for Life of America has created a brand new, very simple display that educates students on the topic of fetal pain. Several states have moved to ban abortions after 20 weeks and the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to do the same but a national ban has yet to be signed.
Nothing graphic. The images used are from medical textbooks and show what an abortion at 20+ weeks looks like when it happens but the images are not graphic.
The diagram is a 23 week Dilation and Evacuation Abortion (D&E Abortion).
What are the facts?
- 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.
I want this display at my campus. How can that happen?
Email [email protected] with your information and we would be happy to try to get the display to your campus.
Schools the display visited during the Spring 2015 semester were:
West Virginia University
Virginia Commonwealth U
Grand Rapids Community College
University of Michigan – Flint
Indiana-Purdue University – Fort Wayne
Central Michigan University
University of Minnesota–Morris
Iowa State University
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
Fort Hays State University
Wichita State University
Kansas State University
University of New Mexico
University Of Idaho
University of Washington
Western Washington University
Portland State University
Portland Community College Rock Creek
UC San Diego
University of Hawaii