“While animals are different from humans, there is a lot in our physiology—including brain physiology—and behavior that is similar,” he said. “As a result, animal models provide us with a possibility to investigate the physiological basis to human behavior in a very controlled environment.”
WFB: Analysis found negative behavioral impact of mifepristone and misoprostol on lab rats
A new study found a number of potentially harmful side effects linked to chemically induced abortions, the most common non-surgical method used in the United States.
A team of behavioral neuroscientists at the Franciscan University of Steubenville released the findings of a three-year study that found biological, physiological, and behavioral changes among rats who received mifepristone and misoprostol. The study found decreases in the appetite, exploratory movement, and self-care of lab rats which ingested the abortion drugs. The neuroscientists also found a decrease in vaginal impedance, which may reflect a reduced ability to conceive, similar to that seen with the aging process. The study is published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, amultidisciplinary, international journal led by Idan Segev of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Stephen Sammut, a professor of psychology at Franciscan University and leader of the study, told the Washington Free Beacon that while most people assume patterns of depression in abortion patients are a result of societial pressure, his study could provide a physiological link. However, he noted that further research and analysis is needed.