Do Fetuses Feel Pain at 15 Weeks as Youngkin Claims?

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2022
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Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced his support for a ban on abortions in Virginia after 15 weeks, reasoning that after this point, "the child can feel pain."

This comes in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, removing the legal protection of abortion rights across the U.S.

Now, states can make abortions illegal if they choose: as of September 28, 17 states have banned or restricted abortion, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia....

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