Fetal Pain Questions & Answers
Recognizing that medical science demonstrates that certainly by 20 weeks after fertilization unborn children are capable of experiencing pain, the Act prevents abortions thereafter in the absence of a significant risk to the mother.
Do Unborn Children Really Experience Pain?
By twenty weeks after fertilization, all the physical structures necessary to experience pain have developed.
Download a PDF of this Fact Sheet from the National Right to Life Committee on Fetal Pain here:
Fetal Pain Q & A Fact Sheet