FEATURE: RUSSIAN FEDERATION – All eight federal districts in Russia providing abortions

Last week, we published a report that said abortion was available in only three of Moscow’s 44 public abortion clinics. We asked Campaign members from Russia what the situation is in the rest of the country. The following summarises reports from senior health policymakers and/or senior obstetrician-gynaecologists in all eight federal districts of the Russian Federation: by Galina Dikke Nationally, no one can provide pills for medical abortion using telemedicine in the Russian Federation, and … Continued

RUSSIA – Conflicting reports on whether abortions have been stopped in Moscow

Between 100,000 and 150,000 women are at risk of unwanted pregnancies or botched abortions during lockdown measures imposed to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Moscow, Anna Rivina of the women’s rights organization Nasiliu (No to Violence) told the independent Dozhd news channel on 22 April 2020. Nasiliu contacted all of Moscow’s 44 public clinics, but only three told her they would continue to provide abortions during lockdown through the national compulsory medical insurance programme, which the group then reportedon its … Continued

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.

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