RUSSIA – Vladimir Putin cautions against prohibition of abortion: “nothing should be decided without careful consideration”

  The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has said that nothing “should be decided without careful consideration” in the matter of prohibiting abortions, it is necessary to approach the problem in a balanced way, otherwise clandestine operations that inflict enormous damage to the health of women will grow “out of proportion”. “In the modern world, in the vast majority of countries, these decisions are still reserved for a woman, because there are big … Continued

RUSSIA- Anti-rights activists once again demand abortion is outlawed in Russia

  Anti-rights activists in Russia gathered more than 900,000 signatures to petition President Vladimir Putin to pass a law criminalising all abortions, supported by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. In Moscow, for the 7th year they hosted an international festival for social techniques to protect family values [sic], which included anti-abortion groups from Spain, Serbia, Italy and Russia. SOURCE: Tass News Agency, 9 August ; Astra Bulletin, 18 September 2017 ; PHOTO

Short reports from Russia, Macedonia, Georgia, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man

Read these short reports on abortion law and policy in Russia, Macedonia, Georgia, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man. They cover abortion research and judicial review, reported by a number of abortion reights groups and news outlets.

How should we talk about abortion in Russia?

“It would be interesting to imagine what the world looks like according to this belief. In such a world, if a person is an adult woman, then that person is most likely a murderer, and often a serial killer. This would certainly be the case in Russia: figures for 2007 show that 54.3% of Russian women aged between 18 and 49 had at least one abortion registered on their medical records for that year, and 32.9%, two or more.”

Conservative religious groups call meeting in Novosibirsk, Russia, to condemn state-funded abortions

On 20 July representatives from several fields of society attended a roundatble discussion titled: “Abortion and its state funding as factors undermining the sovereignty of Russia and threatening its national security”.According to the participants, the question of increasing the population is one of the survival of a sovereign state.

Changes in abortion regulations in Russian Federation

On 24 February 2016, we reported that a bill was tabled in the Russia parliament in January 2016 aimed to “rule out the uncontrolled use of pharmaceutical drugs destined for termination of pregnancy”. The bill was withdrawn after strong public protest, coordinated by the Russian Association for Population and Development (RAPD). However, that was not the end of the story.

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