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Based on the latest scientific evidence, how long after fertilization do humans begin feeling pain?

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Data from the following 7 scientific journals converges on the conclusion that preborn humans can feel pain from 20 weeks after fertilization or earlier: The New England Journal of Medicine, Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Anesthesiology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, PLoS ONE, Science, and Pain: Clinical Updates.

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