“Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” said Burgess, a former OB/GYN. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?” Go To Site

My job with to hold the ultrasound probe on the woman’s abdomen so he could see what was going on during the abortion, and I watched a 13 week old baby fight and struggle for his life during that abortion procedure, and I knew then that I had been lied to. I knew that because of that, I had, in turn, lied to thousands of women who had come through my facility. Go To Site

"The lobster does not have an autonomic nervous system that puts it into a state of shock when it is harmed. It probably feels itself being cut. ... I think the lobster is in a great deal of pain from being cut open ... [and] feels all the pain until its nervous system is destroyed" -Invertebrate Zoologist Jaren G. Horsley, quoted on PETA website Go To Site

During the Gosnell trial, Lynda Williams testified she saw a baby “jump” when she snipped her neck in an abortion. She testified that it was “standard procedure” to snip the necks of any babies that were delivered by patients before the abortion procedure due to labor-inducing drugs. Williams said Gosnell taught her how to flip the body of the baby over and snip its neck with a pair of scissors and recalled one time when she followed these orders and saw the child move... Earlier she testified, “I only do what I’m told to do … what I was told to do was snip their neck.”

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In the video, produced by Life Dynamics, three of Karpen's employees alleged that the abortionist would cut the spinal cord of babies born alive during late-term procedures, introduce an instrument into the baby's soft spot to kill it, or twist the head off the neck of the babies with his bare hands. ... Karpen’s former employees also claimed to Operation Rescue that Karpen routinely performed abortions past the then-legal limit of 24 weeks.

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A two-year study by scientists at Edinburgh University and the Roslin Institute in the U.K. proved what many marine biologists have been saying for years: Fish feel pain, just as all animals do. Anglers may not like to think about it, but fish suffer when they are impaled in the mouth and pulled into an environment in which they cannot breathe. Said Dr. Lynne Sneddon, who headed the study,"Really, it's kind of a moral question. Is your angling more important than the pain to the fish?"

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Put down the melted butter! A new study concludes that crustaceans, like those tasty, succulent lobsters, likely do feel pain when you throw them into a pot of merrily boiling water. Robert Elwood, a professor of animal behavior at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland, and the co-author of a new study on crustaceans and pain published in the Journal of Animal Behavior, talks about the drama in the kitchen.

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"When you deal with a non-verbal animal, and when you see a lobster in boiling water, you know that's a noxious stimulus," said Yaksh.

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Ripping the legs off live crabs and crowding lobsters into seafood market tanks are just two of the many practices that may warrant reassessment, given two new studies that indicate crustaceans feel pain and stress. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that virtually all animals, including fish, shellfish and insects, can suffer.

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During a preliminary injunction hearing in a US District Court in 1997 on the issue of late-term abortions, Carhart testified that he would sometimes dismember advanced-stage unborn babies during abortions, while the babies were still alive. Carhart described in detail the process of grasping the limb of the baby to be removed, and then twisting it off. When asked if the babies usually die during the process of dismemberment, Carhart responded, “I don’t really know. I know that the fetus is alive during the process most of the time because I can see the fetal heartbeat on the ultrasound.