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May 2008
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I'm torn about this one.

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]velvetpage)

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20061207/23924.htm

On the one hand, most European nations require the fetus to be anesthetized during the abortion, for exactly this reason, and I certainly would not oppose a law that required that. On the other hand, telling a woman that the procedure will be painful to the fetus - WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THE PAIN - is cruel on several levels. If the goal were to make the procedure more humane, fine - but that doesn't appear to be the goal. It seems pain is being used as a weapon, much the same way that the threat of HPV is used as a cudgel reason for girls to abstain, and the desire to use this cudgel is a reason not to vaccinate them.