The Chicago Tribune talks about the abortion bias of the fetal pain article

” A research article about when fetuses feel pain is sparking a heated debate over the nexus between science and politics and what information authors should disclose to scientific journals.

The report, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed previously published research and concluded that fetuses probably don’t feel pain until 29 weeks after conception because of their developing brain structures.

Undisclosed was the fact that one of the five authors runs an abortion clinic at San Francisco’s public hospital and another worked temporarily more than five years ago for an abortion-rights advocacy group.

Several ethicists said they consider those points regrettable omissions that left readers without important information. Other experts consider the authors’ background irrelevant.”

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