Main | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Russia Bans Abortion Ads

Vladimir Putin yesterday signed into law a ban on advertising abortion services.
Abortions are legal in Russia and have been since Soviet times, but currently centrist-conservative lawmakers want to limit or completely ban such practices saying it is partly responsible for the country's dwindling population. In early October an official representative of the Russian Orthodox Church blasted abortions and surrogacy as “mutiny against God” and less than a month later the head of the Lower House committee for family and children, Yelena Mizulina, said in a speech that the community must urgently stop tolerating abortions and surrogacy as they threaten to wipe out the population in Russia, and the world as a whole.
Wanna bet the World Congress of Families had a role in this?

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