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Can fetuses feel pain?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:909

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fetal pain

What an absurd nonsensical question. Do fetuses feel pain?
Do earthworms leeches flatworms mollusks larvae minnows feel pain? Try to
impale one on a hook.
But I do feel pain. It would be a lot easier if I could read the aforesaid
article prior to responding to anything more than the title, but even
this way it takes hours to start boot computer finally get the email after
ten tries and then even more obstacles are heaped up and then this. Yes I
do feel pain and it is not a little and I am not even a fetus.
Fetuses as all organisms that have a central neural system
unless decerabrate or anancephalic which I am not sure if that includes
the managers of the BMJ website or their puppeteers do indeed feel and
experience pain.
Here we hoi polloi medicos on the receiving end of such largesse do.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

21 April 2006
Alexander Jablanczy
cabinet de medicine