Mar 16, 2017
Today Liberty Counsel files an amicus brief in the case of West Alabama Women’s Center v. Miller defending the Alabama law that prohibits dismemberment abortions of live unborn babies, known as Dilation and Extraction (D&E), based on the medical evidence of their ability to feel intense pain.
We encourage you to read Liberty Counsel’s brief which lists ample evidence that unborn babies feel pain as early as 8-weeks. Premature babies actually require greater concentrations of medication to maintain effective anesthesia during surgery than full-term babies, as explained in the book Neonatal Pain.
Doctors performing the D&E abortions are acutely affected by the child’s humanity and experience deep emotions and even nightmares. One deeply pro-choice abortionist was brought to tears when her own unborn child kicked at the exact same time that she severed another's foot in a D&E abortion. "Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes" said Dr. Lisa Harris. "It was…heartfelt and unmediated by my training or my feminist pro-choice politics."