The study published in January by researchers in Brazil found a difference in response between those unborn babies exposed to painful stimuli and those who were not.

The study featured thirteen mothers and their unborn babies. The babies were all between 28 to 34 weeks’ gestation.

The findings of the latest research are in keeping with other recent research showing that unborn babies feel pain, including the 2020 study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, showing that unborn babies may feel pain as early as 12 weeks gestation.

With the growing body of research in this area, it has reached a point where politicians can no longer casually look away and deny the evidence. We need to come together as a society and recognise the reality before our eyes and agree at the very least that no baby should ever have to endure pain when an abortion is taking place.

Link to latest Brazilian research here