The fetus doesn’t feel pain prior to 24 weeks, says the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecolocists in the UK. But the language in the media report isn’t entirely convincing, which leads me to believe the language in the report itself isn’t convincing:
This could mean that late abortions, which are permitted for serious abnormalities or risks to the mother’s health, may not result in foetal suffering.
Not exactly saying “Without a shadow of a doubt, the fetus feels absolutely nothing!”
Here’s the thing. With wanted babies, we are told science shows us that babies are learning in the womb. That prior to birth they are listening to their mothers voices. Responding to cues in their environment. This is a valid stream of secular, non-abortion related (therefore, unpolarized) science, too.
Something’s gotta give.