Sotomayor’s Surprising Suggestions
Listening to Wednesday’s oral arguments in the Dobbs case, we found Justice Sotomayor’s lengthy discourse troubling and interesting. Justice Sotomayor claimed fetal pain is not proof unborn children are human beings.
“I think it’s an advancement in knowledge and concern about such things as fetal pain, what we know the child is doing and looks like and is fully human from a very early-” Stewart responded before Sotomayor interrupted him.
Later, Stewart said unborn babies at early stages of pregnancy can be seen recoiling when being poked or touched.
“This case is before the Supreme Court today in large part because Americans have seen the evolving science and increasingly want a voice in a question of great moral consequence,” she continued.
(Arguing for Mississippi, Scott) Stewart said unborn babies at early stages of pregnancy can be seen recoiling when being poked or touched.
But Sotomayor dismissed this evidence, claiming only a “gross minority of doctors” believe fetal pain exists before 24 weeks of pregnancy.
“It’s a huge minority and one not well founded in science at all,” she continued. “I don’t see how that really adds anything to the discussion.”
Sotomayor also argued that only a “small fringe of doctors believe that pain could be experienced … before a cortex is formed.”
It is not clear on what evidence Sotomayor based her claims about fetal pain, but they are, at the very least, outdated. Nor did she present any evidence that most doctors and scientists agree with her.
(Excerpt from Life News.)
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