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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-16-11 09:04 PM
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Fetuses First Perceive Pain at 35 to 37 Weeks, Study Suggests
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Blows the anti-abortion time line out of the water.

September 13, 2011 Premature infants begin to discern pain from touch at about 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, about two to four weeks before typical delivery, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology, ABC News reports. The findings could shed light on a point of contention in the abortion-rights debate and potentially affect clinical care for preterm infants.

Researchers used electroencephalography to compare preterm infants' brain activity in response to a touch and a heel prick. Infants born at 28 to 35 weeks of development showed comparable brain activity for the touch and heel prick, but infants born at more than 35 weeks of gestation exhibited a greater response to the heel prick than the touch.

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  -Fetuses First Perceive Pain at 35 to 37 Weeks, Study Suggests Omaha Steve  Sep-16-11 09:04 PM   #0 
  - I don't expect this to change many minds on the anti-choice side.  Nye Bevan   Sep-16-11 09:09 PM   #1 
  - No, this just confirms earlier research that found  Warpy   Sep-16-11 09:53 PM   #3 
  - 26-weeks is accurate. This is a legal issue, not to be swept under a rug.  vets74   Sep-28-11 09:30 PM   #19 
  - This should generate some interesting responses from the fetus is supreme crowd.  RC   Sep-16-11 09:14 PM   #2 
  - They'll ignore it just like they ignored the research it confirms.  Warpy   Sep-16-11 09:53 PM   #4 
  - Because of you, I'm going to always carry a marker with me.  The Doctor.   Sep-17-11 12:28 AM   #8 
  - Never underestimate your opponents. St. Ronnie, for example...  vets74   Sep-28-11 09:33 PM   #20 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Sep-16-11 10:04 PM   #5 
  - "Suggests"  Lost-in-FL   Sep-16-11 11:08 PM   #6 
  - It can only suggest because no one can talk or communicate  shraby   Sep-17-11 12:11 AM   #7 
  - "Nuff said"  iverglas   Sep-19-11 08:30 AM   #9 
  - for info  iverglas   Sep-19-11 08:40 AM   #10 
  - I'm pro-choice, but I think this is bullshit.  Crunchy Frog   Sep-24-11 10:10 PM   #11 
  - Why do you think this is bullshit?  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 10:11 AM   #12 
     - I think it's BS, not only because of my personal experiences  Crunchy Frog   Sep-25-11 01:05 PM   #13 
        - I think you're misinterpreting the purpose of the study.  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 02:30 PM   #14 
           - exactly what I tried to point out in my "for info" post  iverglas   Sep-26-11 06:52 AM   #15 
  - The title reverses the study. "Infants born at 28 to 35 weeks of development showed comparable...  vets74   Sep-28-11 08:23 AM   #16 
     - I'm at a bit of a loss here  iverglas   Sep-28-11 06:38 PM   #17 
        - Omaha Steve posted ::: "Fetuses First Perceive Pain at 35 to 37 Weeks, Study Suggests"  vets74   Sep-28-11 09:24 PM   #18 
           - I'm sorry  iverglas   Sep-29-11 06:48 AM   #21 
              - 1. Review the anatomy & phsyiology of the thalamocortical connections.  vets74   Sep-30-11 03:45 PM   #22 
                 - okay, I give up  iverglas   Sep-30-11 05:05 PM   #23 

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