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From the Leader in Post-Abortion Research
Vol. 10, No.
3 -- Aug. 17, 2011
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interesting news article recently reported that researchers at the
University of Montreal found that children whose mothers struggled with
depression had physical changes in their brains. While the research was
not related to abortion, other studies have found that abortion is not
only linked to depression in mothers, it is also linked to poor
maternal-child bonding, parenting problems and behavioral problems among
subsequent children. The article below examines the research and
discusses various ways children and their mothers are impacted by
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Abortion, Depression and
The Impact on Subsequent Children
-- As a new study finds brain changes in
children whose mothers were depressed, we examine the research on
abortion's impact on subsequent children.
Recently, researchers at the University of Montreal have found that children whose
mothers were depressed had changes in their brains.
According to the article at MedicalXpress.com:
think that brains are sensitive to the quality of child care, according
to a study that was directed by Dr. Sonia Lupien and her colleagues from
the University of Montreal published today in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences. The scientists worked with ten year
old children whose mothers exhibited symptoms of depression throughout
their lives, and discovered that the children's amygdala, a part of the
brain linked to emotional responses, was enlarged. ...
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