Unborn child Pain Awareness

Pursuant to Oklahoma State law, the following information is added as a supplement to the “Woman’s Right to Know” booklet:

By twenty (20) weeks gestation, the unborn child has the physical structures necessary to experience pain. There is evidence that by twenty (20) weeks gestation unborn children seek to evade certain stimuli in a manner which in an infant or an adult would be interpreted to be a response to pain. Anesthesia is routinely administered to unborn children who are twenty (20) weeks gestational age or older who undergo prenatal surgery.


This information is an addendum to the Oklahoma “A Woman’s Right to Know” booklet, published pursuant to Oklahoma Law, Title 63 Okl.St. § 1-738.10.




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