The editor-in-chief of JAMA is receiving hate mail after publishing the article on fetal pain

“The editor of a medical journal that published an article this week saying fetuses likely don’t feel pain until late in pregnancy said Thursday she has received dozens of angry e-mails from abortion opponents.

Dr. Catherine DeAngelis, editor in chief of The Journal of the American Medical Association, said she had to take a walk around the block after receiving dozens of ‘horrible, vindictive’ messages.

‘One woman said she would pray for my soul,’ DeAngelis said. ‘I could use all the prayers I can get.’ DeAngelis said she is a staunch Roman Catholic and strongly opposes abortion, though she also supports women’s right to choose.

‘Your license should be stripped,’ DeAngelis said, reading aloud from the 50 or so e-mails that came to her office. ‘You’re hypocrisy,’ ‘You should get a real job,’ ‘Eternity will definitely bring justice for you,’ others wrote.”


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