MSNBC scoffs at fetal pain


Davis on the TV segment

Davis on the TV segment

The following comes from a Sept. 10 blog post on

A typically unbalanced discussion on NOW with Alex Wagner seeks to assure viewers that babies feel no pain until well after 20 weeks’ gestation. So says panel “expert,” abortionist Anne Davis  from Physicians for Reproductive Health, who conveniently happens to perform abortions late into pregnancy. According to host Alex Wagner:

We know that this isn’t really of course about fetal pain. It isn’t really even about, I mean, I would say, the protection of life. It’s about a concerted effort to roll back reproductive rights and make it harder and harder and harder for women to exercise control over their own bodies.

Not that it matters anyway, as another MSNBC host believes: “I don’t want to get bogged down [with the issue of fetal pain]. I think a great deal of people would agree that science and that public opinion is on your side,” Craig Melvin told pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

One wonders by what mechanism babies move from the very start of their existence, if it isn’t by an intact nervous system? Perhaps it’s the same magical one that translates them to personhood at birth.

To read original blog, click here.

To view the MSNBC segment, click here.



  1. http://Adolfo says

    Why don’t they all just say, ” we know that abortion kills a baby and we don’t care” ? It would be a perversely honest statement and spare everyone from the ridiculous equivocations.
    What kind of a fool would NOT believe that dismembering a baby would not hurt?

  2. Really? Lets watch an abortion with ultrasound and see how the baby reacts to being cut and ripped apart. This is a sick woman. But hey, “who are we to judge?”

  3. http://Canisius says

    What do you expect from such soulless filth…

  4. http://Janek says

    I quite never understood the evil and sick obsession with the Left and the Democrats with killing babies. Strange they say the stand up for Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Women and Homosexuals yet over 50% of those killed in the womb are the ones I just listed, please someone explain????

    • http://Joan%20P. says

      Just want to clarify something in your post. You include “Homosexuals” in
      those killed in the womb. There is no same-sex-attraction gene, therefore, there is no way to identify an unborn child as one. That is a lifestyle brought about by environmental factors.

  5. http://Michael says

    These same people would be screaming bloody murder if THEY were going through such pain as babies do when being aborted!

  6. http://Anton%20L%20Seidl says

    These people are truly soulless. They cannot be reasoned with nor persuaded. Neither by logic or appeals to compassion. The political machine that backs these barbarians must be defeated at the ballot box. Abortion will be the law of the land as long as our good Catholics vote liberal and our bishops show more concern for the welfare state, the environment, illegal immigrants, and gun control.

  7. http://jenny says

    If the father who procreated and then placed the child in the womb of the mother, stands by his unborn child more firmly, we would not have abortion.

    • http://Anne%20T. says

      Jenny, that is true, but there are places women can go to have their children and get help and adopt them out if need be. They can even chose the parents, or have an open adoption.

      • http://Anne%20T. says

        Also, Jenny, women need to respect themselves more and wear more modest clothing at times in this country. It takes two to tango. The only women who might be totally innocent of the situation are the married ones.

        • http://Anne%20T. says

          I know I am going to get a lot of heat for saying that, but it is true.

          • http://Anne%20T. says

            Girls were calling my grandsons when they my grandsons were only eleven years old, saying things that I never said to a boy when I was sixteen or seventeen years old. My daugher had to talk to their parents.

      • http://jenny says

        Better if the father in this case go to a adoption agency… He does not want the child….. why always the mother has to take the emotional charge ?

    • http://Canisius says

      Oh yes, the woman bears no responsibility for what happens here, most women have abortions without even telling the father, ,,tell your story to someone who will believe it

  8. http://Anne%20T. says

    Question: why doesn’t MSBN have a doctor on their channel who actually performs surgery on the unborn? Could it be that he or she would expose their lies. My healthcare provider tried to give me one of these Planned Parenthood type of gynocologists, and I turned her down flat, even though I am passed the age of child baring. What person in their right mind would trust their health and life to a woman or man such as this. The only time I will take a pro abortion doctor for any reason is if there is a pro life one around somewhere “looking over their shoulders”.

  9. http://good%20cause says

    Funny about how they lament the loss of “reproductive rights” when they are doing all they can to prevent reproduction….

    • http://Anton%20L%20Seidl says

      The tem “reproductive rights” is pure Orwellian Newspeak. Words mean the exact opposite of what they appear to mean. These people live in Alices’s Wonderland. Liberalism is insanit6y.

  10. Fetal Pain –
    Go to the non-Religious site: “Endowment for Human Development”
    8 weeks and 2 days: “Touching the embryo elicits squinting, jaw movement, grasping motions, and toe pointing.”
    9 weeks and 3 days: ” The fetus can also grasp an object, move the head forward and back, open and close the jaw, move the tongue, sigh, and stretch.
    Nerve receptors in the face, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet can sense light touch.
    In response to a light touch on the sole of the foot, the fetus will bend the hip and knee and may curl the toes. ”

    Once someone can respond to light stimulus they can also feel pain when being viciously torn apart limb from limb, or being burned by chemicals.

  11. http://Gordon%20Campbell says

    Uber Feminist but curiously honest Camille Paglia a self-described dissident feminist, has been a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 1984.

    She said of abortion,”Of COURSE it’s MURDER ! But so what ?!

    She’s an HONEST murderer if that makes any sense-the others are dissembling lying murderers and they KNOW IT.

  12. http://Stephen%20Joto says

    these idiot’s that scoff are savages…inhuman filth!…have any of these charlatan’s actually witnessed on a scree/monitor what a baby in utero does when the suction and scraper are employed?…in terror the little baby moves about frantically inside it’s mother, trying to escape the device used to kill it!…these abortionist’s will burn in hell…and the women who get one, will be right alongside them…if our nation can’t protect the innocent, and most vulverable (what else is a baby in utero?)…than we have many more dark, dark days ahead…always ask what Jesus would do…you will than have your answer…

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