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August 25, 2005

Fetal Pain Scandal

Recently the news media began reporting on a "study" (actually, a re-interpretation of existing medical literature) published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors claim that there is no substantial reason to believe that unborn humans feel pain before the third trimester (after 29 weeks gestational age). Most of these stories have failed to report important information about the study "investigators" [more from NRTL].

The lead author, Susan J. Lee, is a medical student and former NARAL employee, and one of the physician authors, Eleanor Drey, is the director of an abortion clinic in San Francisco [more here and here]. Dr. Drey is also on the staff of the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy, a pro-abortion advocacy center at the University of California-San Francisco.

What’s more, these affiliations were not disclosed to JAMA.

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Posted by Blogorithm at August 25, 2005 07:45 AM


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