Priests' Organization Comments on Moral
Aspects of Fetal Pain
Washington, DC -- "The disputed report coming out of the
University of California, indicating that pain may not be felt by unborn
children during abortions in early pregnancy, hardly settles the matter
scientifically," said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for
Life. "Other studies over the last 15 years around the world show evidence
of earlier fetal pain. Research has to continue. Meanwhile, it makes sense
to err on the side of caution."
Fr. Pavone also pointed out that while the possibility of pain should
give us pause regarding abortion, the absence of pain does not justify killing
unborn children. "There are many painless ways to kill both born and unborn.
That doesn't make it right."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization
dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit
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