Causing or allowing any sentient creature to die in great pain is something we need to re-think and re-feel, I believe.
The hospice movement has made great strides in raising our consciousness about palliative care, I think.
It seems to me that if we start to give the unborn anesthesia before tearing them limb from limb, that will 'humanize' them to the point where we'll have to think of a human head as a human head, rather than "number 1" before we crush it.
I think that would also be a stride forward in consciousness.
Over the past twenty years, the focus on a patient's quality of life has gained substantial ground. Today in the United States, 55% of U.S. hospitals with over 100 beds offer a palliative care program and nearly one-fifth of community hospitals have palliative care programs. |
A relatively recent development is the concept of a dedicated health care team that is entirely geared toward palliative treatment, called a palliative care team.
Palliative care - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia