“Of course, reducing the number of abortions, this is a huge plus for our demographic, but that decision must be reasonable, justified and should not bring here such serious consequences,” — said Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets to journalists on Wednesday in the Federation Council. She answered the question as it relates to the initiative to ban abortions, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“It is important, first of all, to eliminate the reasons that lead a woman to terminate a pregnancy,” — said Golodets (quoted by “Interfax”). “We need to think how to make children who were not wanted, the society promptly picked up to save their lives and give future”, — said the Vice-Premier, adding that authorities “are working” on such programs.
In January 2015 the Patriarch proposed to ban free abortions, and earlier the Deputy of the state Duma Elena Mizulina acted with the initiative to exclude abortion from the system of compulsory medical insurance (OMS).
The participants of the all-Russian public movement “For life” and the movement “Orthodox volunteers collected signatures under the appeal for a total ban on abortions in Russia. The authors propose to ban surgical and medical termination of pregnancy and contraception with abortive effects.
On the eve of his signature under this appeal was signed by the Patriarch. Later, the proposal to ban abortions supported by the Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin and the children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.
The head of the Patriarchal press service Alexander Volkov priest the day before explained that the head of the Russian Orthodox cerkiew (ROC) signed the initiative on the complete prohibition of Oborotov in order to draw attention to the initiative of Mizulina.
“We are talking about what the Church’s position remains unchanged, in the framework of the withdrawal of abortion from the system. The Patriarch has considered it impossible to sign the petition along with thousands of other people as a citizen of our country and as an Orthodox Christian, he is concerned with the theme contained in this appeal,” said wolves “RIA Novosti”.