Lie #2: Babies in the womb can’t feel pain at five months.

Fact: A large body of scientific evidence plainly shows that pre-born children have physical, chemical, brain, and stress responses to painful stimuli at five months. Doctors performing fetal surgery use anesthesia on children in the womb — just as they would with any other patient.

Children killed by late-term abortions do feel pain. In one prevalent late-term abortion procedure, the abortionist uses forceps to dismember the baby, ripping her limbs from her torso and crushing her head into small enough pieces so he can remove her from the uterus. If the baby is older — 23 weeks or more post-fertilization — the abortionist may use a second procedure, pushing a long needle into the baby’s head, torso, or heart to inject a drug that induces cardiac arrest.