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
Ministry’s State Secretary Dmitry Kostennikov, said: “Restriction causes discrimination, as only women who are better informed and have more money will have access to abortion.”
“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.”
This Fact Sheet in Russian (originally published in English in 2015) presents an overview of regressive legal and policy measures that impose mandatory waiting periods and biased counselling and information requirements prior to abortion.
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.