A fetus feels pain during an abortion procedure.

Studies show that fetuses have no connection with the brain and therefore they cannot feel pain during an abortion procedure.

The debate over when fetuses begin to experience pain has been going on for many years in the United States. In the latest turn of events, a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which effectively legalized abortion nationwide, has reignited the debate. Proponents of the abortion ban claim that fetuses can experience pain at the time of abortion and have called for a legal ban with few exceptions.

A 2005 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a fetus may experience pain between 29 and 30 weeks after conception. The researchers concluded that although fetuses are capable of producing a biological response to pain after the second trimester, functional pain capacity does not exist until 29 weeks.

The British Medical Journal reported that the pain can only be felt once the baby is born and not while still in the womb as a fetus. Research has mentioned that a fetus can only feel pain if it is stimulated into awake activity by separating it from the placenta.

The issue of abortion is highly politicized in the United States. Many anti-abortion activists propose the abolition of abortion, while others support restrictive measures. According to recent public polls, most Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. The fact that a fetus cannot feel pain defeats the purpose of

laws introduced in many US states that prohibit all abortions after a specific point in pregnancy.

Scientific research has proven that the pain response does not begin until after a baby is born, and therefore, we mark the claim as false.

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