A new study involving rats shows the possible impact of using RU486 for abortions.
Franciscan University completed a three-year study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience that provides more evidence that the drugs are mind-altering in a negative fashion. Laura Echevarria of the National Right to Life Committee explains scientists used rats.
"… Rats are often used in studies like this because they do very closely mimic how human behavior is," she tells OneNewsNow. "So, they're very good research animals to use in these instances because they mimic human behavior so well and … how humans respond to things."
The study involved two control groups of pregnant rats. One group was given RU486 to abort, and the second not.
"The study results showed that the rats that had been pregnant and [were given] the RU486 drug and the Misoprostol and had an induced abortion as a result did not fare as well as the rats who gave birth – or even the rats who miscarried naturally," Echevarria reports. In addition, the rats that were aborted showed signs of depression and anxiety.
Information so far on humans indicates that those who abort chemically and surgically often have similar symptoms – but with humans, drug and alcohol abuse and suicidal ideation can result.
Two dozen women have died after RU486 abortions, and there have been more than 2,000 reports of serious complications such as incomplete abortions, excessive bleeding, and dangerous infections that sent women to hospital emergency rooms.