A group of doctors called on an appeals court to consider the ability of a fetus to feel pain in examining an Arizona law preventing abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“Hormonal, behavioral and physiologic evidence supports the legislature’s conclusion that a fetus at 20 weeks gestation feels pain,” read the amicus brief, filed with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
It argued that the state has an established interest in eliminating or reducing “activities that provoke pain.”
The brief was filed on Oct. 10 on behalf of Doctors on Fetal Pain, a physician and medical researcher association that seeks to raise awareness about evidence showing the ability of unborn children...READ MORE