AP article is clear in their bias: Abortion rights foes look to spread fetal pain law
The AP runs a piece on late term abortions that makes the authors biasquite clear.
It even starts with the title, never pro life but abortion rights foes....
No more just report the facts but they bend over to cherry pick the facts to show their bias. This report is based on the abortionist LeRay Carhart who makes a nice living off of doing late term abortions. He has to move out of NE because of the passage of a law outlawing late term abortions due to the fetal pain factor. Shucks!! Now he is moving his butcher shops to MD, IA, and IN. They are responding by filing similar legislation in their states much to the chagrin of the abortion industry and Carhart. When asked why he does not challenge the NE law, his atty states...."losing such a challenge would risk having the court throw away the
viability standard in favor of a pain standard, which could be further
lowered should it be proven fetuses feel can feel pain earlier than 20
weeks."Hmmm how interesting. They fear a challenge would bring in evidence that even lowers the age and therefore interfere with their profits. And to make matters worse.....KY, KS, IN, IA, MD and OK are pushing lawmakers to do the same as NE. Where is the Dr. to go with his grisly tools of trade and gain a source of income?? Look for more states to put up a not welcome mat to Carhart with similar legislation.
But poor LeRoy appearsto have the AP writers in his corner as they put out such dribble as....
"While some doctors contend that fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks, the AmericanCongressof Obstetricians and Gynecologists says it knows of no legitimate evidence showing a fetus can ever experience pain. It says a fetus’ brain begins its final stage of development between the 20th and 40th weeks of pregnancy, and that certain hormones that develop in the final trimester also must be present for it to feel pain. It’s not known exactly when those hormones form."
So let's decipher that statement. The brain begins its final stage of development at 20 weeks and the certain hormones in question that must also be present actually develop during the first trimester . So if the hormone in question develops in the first trimester and the final brain development is from 20 -40 weeks, I would say all is in place for pain to be experienced. Now we all know the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are never swayed by politics and their statement is pretty benign with their no legitimate evidence. The NE courts did not concur. Just watch a sonogram of a late term abortion or ask Abby Johnson who did or watch a good viewing of the Silent Scream and see if you can look anyone in the eye and say that statement.