From his press release:
Scientific research is revealing an ever-younger age at which children in the womb feel pain. Dr. Steven Zielinski, an internal medicine physician from Oregon, is one of the leading researchers into fetal pain. He has testified that a child in the womb could feel pain at “eight-and-a-half weeks and possibly earlier.” (“Pro-Lifers Welcome First Fetal Pain Abortion Ban Lawsuit,” LifeNews.com, Sept. 1, 2011)Note tenses: present, present, past.
I'd never heard of the fellow despite having been on the Bad Science of Fetal Pain beat for quite a while.
So I googled 'Steven Zielinski fetal pain' and got this featuring a flock of fetus fetishist sites with nary a credible source in sight.
Next, Google Scholar.
On the first page, I see only three citations -- all from the mid 1980s.
And that 'has testified'? Look. 1986.
Next, google for 'Steven Zielinksi'. Lots of them. Only one I could find is a doctor from Oregon.
Dr. Steven Zielinski specializes in internal medicine and legal medicine in Umatilla, Oregon.'Legal medicine'? New jargon for 'whoring for the Fetus Lobby'?
That look like a 'leading researcher into fetal pain' to you? Making important discoveries in the present tense? Or the present century?
Now, consult a real scientist. P.Z. Myers explains fetal brain development.
Past sins by MV on that sciency-facty stuff here.