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ANALYSIS: After 9 Million Heartbeats, NPR Abortion Broadcast Leaves No Doubt About When Unborn Baby’s Life Ends

While the reporter described the setting as “feeling like childbirth,” Dr. Ingrid Skop, an OB/GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies, says that what listeners heard is actually quite different.

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October 4, 2022
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FACT CHECK: Stacey Abrams is Wrong; Heart Rate at Six Weeks is 110 Beats Per Minute

Stacey Abrams incorrectly claimed earlier this week that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” seeming to ignore scientific consensus based on published, validated, objective, biological investigation.

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Fact Sheet: Science of Fetal Pain

The old, uninformed notions that unborn and newborn babies could not feel pain are refuted by a growing body of scientific evidence. The published scientific literature shows that unborn babies can experience pain at 20 weeks gestational age (20 weeks LMP, since Last Menstrual Period, the fetal age estimate used by most obstetricians) or earlier.

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Science to Kentucky Judge Mitch Perry: Human Life Begins at Fertilization

Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry incorrectly claimed on Friday that two Kentucky pro-life laws were based on a “distinctly Christian doctrine of the beginning of life … unduly interfering with the free exercise of other religions that do not share that same belief.”

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Justice Breyer is Wrong: Modern Advances in Ultrasound and Fetal Surgery Anything But “Slim”

Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan incorrectly described modern developments in our scientific understanding of unborn babies as “slim” in their dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.  In reality, science and medicine have made tremendous advancements since Roe was first decided in 1973, including major advancements in ultrasound, fetal diagnosis, and the ability to treat babies in utero prior to birth.

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Memo to Speaker Pelosi: Science Has Changed Significantly Since 1973

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi incorrectly claimed on Sunday’s Face the Nation that “science hasn’t changed” while discussing her political views on abortion and the Dobbs late-term abortion case currently before the Supreme Court.

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Science to Judge Jackson: Yes, An Unborn Child Can Feel Pain

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson today answered, “I don’t know,” when asked by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) if an unborn child can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation. According to modern, peer-reviewed science, her answer should have been, “Absolutely, yes.”

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Fetal Pain, Following the Evidence

During the Dobbs abortion case hearing, Justice Sotomayor made a number of problematic statements.  She was unfamiliar with decreases in the edge of viability since Roe was handed down (28 weeks then versus approximately 22 weeks gestation today, with an increasing number of infants surviving at 21 weeks. As a neonatologist, I found perhaps even more distressing her claim that premature babies who are less than 25 weeks gestation cannot feel pain.

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