(Used by permission. Does God Exist? March/April 2006, 28)

The latest issue in the abortion debate has been on whether babies feel pain when they are aborted. In the August 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association is a claim that "an unborn child is unlikely to perceive pain until the 29th week in the womb." What is interesting in this article is not only the fact that pain is considered to be the primary issue, but that the phrase "unborn child" is used. Is it acceptable to kill an adult as long as he cannot feel any pain? The question of why abortion is wrong never seems to get clearly understood in our culture today. --John Clayton

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