Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"Unbiased" fetal pain article written by abortionists

HT: Jill Stanek

This from the Arizona Daily Star:
A review of medical evidence has found that fetuses likely don't feel pain until the final months of pregnancy....


However, the seven-page article does not mention that one author is an abortion clinic director, while the lead author - a medical student - once worked for NARAL Pro-Choice America, an abortion-rights organization.

JAMA Editor in Chief Catherine D. DeAngelis said she was unaware of this and acknowledged it might create an appearance of bias that could hurt the journal's credibility.

"This is the first I've heard about it," she said. "We ask them to reveal any conflict of interest. I would have published" the disclosure if it had been made.

Jill gives more info on the authors: Susan J. Lee, JD: Lead author, medical student, attorney, once worked for NARAL. Eleanor A. Drey, MD, EdM: Medical director of Women's Options Center abortion mill at UCSF San Francisco General Hospital. Mark A. Rosen, MD, is professor and vice-chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. This department oversees the aforementioned Women's Options Center, where Dr. Drey is director.

So the results of this "study" boil down to the equivalent of research by R. J. Reynolds showing that cigarette smoke doesn't have any effect on children.

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