Reconsidering Fetal Pain.

We consider the possibility that the mere experience of pain, without the capacity for self reflection, is morally significant. We believe that fetal pain does not have to be equivalent to a mature adult human experience to matter morally, and so fetal pain might be considered as part of a humane approach to abortion.

Derbyshire SWG, Bockmann JC. J Med Ethics 2020;46:3–6.

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