Painfully Wrong

Overwhelming scientific consensus holds that a fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks. But let’s face it: the current assault on choice isn’t really about perception of pain — it’s just another excuse to chip away at abortion rights.


  • morticia

    We know for a fact that full-grown women feel pain, whether it’s in childbirth or whether it’s peritonitis or septicemia after a botched amateur abortion. This is what should be emphasized. When abortion is illegal, women have illegal abortions, which can mean excruciating pain for women.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.