Abortion Douglas Johnson Analysis

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Summary and Critical Response: “Abortions Should Be Restricted to Before Twenty Weeks Gestation” In “Abortions Should Be Restricted to Before Twenty Weeks Gestation,” Douglas Johnson argues about how the District of Columbia should join several other states in passing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit abortions for pregnancies advanced twenty weeks after conception. He claims, that there is new evidence that proves fetuses are capable of experiencing pain by twenty weeks, if not sooner, and at the age of fetus viability is getting lower and lower every year. He points out that it’s long past time for lawmakers to take note of these developments…show more content…
Evidence proves that if babies born between 23-24 weeks can feel pain then why would a baby still in the uterus not be able to feel pain. Dr. Kanwaljeet S, Anand states that "It is my opinion that the human fetus possesses the ability to experience pain from 20 weeks of gestation, if not earlier, and that pain perceived by a fetus is possibly more intense than that perceived by newborns or older children." Based on the evidence supported not only by Johnson but a Doctor himself I would say that there is proven evidence that a fetus feels pain while in gestation. Some pro-abortion advocates want you to believe that an unborn baby that is exactly at the same stage in development experiences no discomfort as his/her arms and legs are being literally twisted off, by brute manual force in the common procedure known as” Dilation and Evacuation” (D&E), or stabbed through the heart with a needle. Some opposed medical authorities state that a fetus can’t feel pain until 29 weeks or later and that they have performed many late abortions, even though they state this there are no facts disclosed in their stories. I think this article written by Douglas Johnson would make a great academic paper because I agree that abortion should be illegal in all fifty states and just because Johnson writes it in his article there are many more authors that claim the same thing and all the supporting evidence that is out there to prove that an unborn fetus can and does feel pain while still in gestation. After reading this article and the evidence provided I now believe that an unborn baby feels just as much pain as a baby that is

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