Toaday a Minnesota House Committee will hear a bill that would ban abortions on all fetuses older than 20 weeks. Proponents of the bill contend that a fetus older than 20 weeks can feel pain.
Dr. Sunny Anand of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been researching the question of fetal pain for 25 years. He spoke with MPR's Phil Picardi about his research and whether or not it should be used in the political arena.