Sunday, May 25, 2008

A New Book Regarding Fetal Pain

The Unborn's Silent Suffering

They Are No Strangers to Pain, Says Book

By Father John Flynn, LC

ROME, MAY 25, 2008 ( A topic receiving more attention recently in debates on abortion is the question as to whether a fetus can suffer and feel pain. A book just published brings together a variety of evidence by experts, mainly Italian, on the subject.

"Neonatal Pain: Suffering, Pain and the Risk of Brain Damage in the Fetus and Unborn" (Springer) is edited by Giuseppe Buonocore and Carlo Bellieni, who are both members of the department of pediatrics, obstetrics and reproductive medicine at the University of Siena.

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