Samantha Gobba

Samantha reports on the pro-life movement for WORLD Digital.

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How abortion affects mental health

Abortion | A study finds link between drug-induced abortion and depression in rats
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/12/19, 03:34 pm

Neuroscientist Stephen Sammut saw a scientific gap in research on the effects of drug-induced abortion and decided to tackle it in his area of expertise: pre-clinical research using rat models.

The hypothesis, he told me, was simple, but no one he knew of had investigated it: “If pregnancy is a normal physiological process … terminating a viable pregnancy using abortion is going to potentially cause significant physiological and ultimately behavioral issues.”

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Unsafe for mothers, too

Abortion | Louisiana fines abortion center for failing to meet medical standards
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 8/05/19, 03:33 pm

As an ambulance pulled up outside the Delta abortion center in Baton Rouge, La., a pro-life advocate stood outside praying. The person watched workers load someone into an ambulance and then called Louisiana Right to Life.

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A rush to the end of life

Assisted suicide | Oregon revises assisted suicide waiting period
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/29/19, 05:07 pm

Oregon rolled back one of the only safeguards in the state’s assisted suicide law last week. The change does away with a 15-day waiting period if a physician predicts a patient has fewer than 15 days to live.

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