Do fetuses feel pain?

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Do fetuses feel pain?
Thu, 12-20-2012 - 10:37am

I saw a headline this morning that said that a challenge to Georgia's "fetal pain" bill would be  heard in court today:

Supporters of the bill believe that fetuses can feel pain as early as 20 weeeks. Others say that this is false and that pain is a psychological experience and that fetuses that young do not have the consciousness and context to feel pain.

What do you think? Is there a strong enough answer on either side to base a law off of it?