(THE BLAZE) -- Medical consensus has believed that unborn babies do not feel pain until the middle or end of the second trimester, 20 to 24 weeks. But newly published medical research indicates that unborn babies can feel pain much sooner.
The new research indicates that unborn babies can feel "something like pain" as early as 13 weeks, pro-choice British pain expert Stuart Derbyshire — who has previously consulted Planned Parenthood — and American Dr. John Bockmann told the Daily Mail.
Advertisement - story continues below
The new evidence is so telling, in fact, that Derbyshire and Bockmann say ignoring the evidence "flirts with a moral recklessness that we are motivated to avoid."