Saturday, April 15, 2006

No Fetal Pain Claim Made by Planned Parenthood Pal

It turns out that the researcher who recently made waves by claiming unborn kids are incapable of feeling pain (see the Vital Signs Blog post from a few days ago) is not as much of an independent mind as the reporters suggested. Stuart Derbyshire, a University of Birmingham lecturer not in biology, not in neurology, not in physiology, but in in psychology has, in fact, played the consultant to Planned Parenthood affiliates in Virginia and Wisconsin as well as the Pro-Choice Forum back in England. Those are a few quite relevant connections dug up by Forbes magazine but, of course, carefully omitted in the wire stories of the other day.