MOSCOW [via LifeSiteNews.com] – The Russian Federation is poised to enact a new law requiring abortion advertisements to include warnings explaining the associated health risks. Once passed, President Dmitry Medvedev will likely sign the bill.
Pro-life legislation rolling back Russia’s abortion culture (as many as 6 million abortions occur annually here) has been strongly championed by the Orthodox Church. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia urged the government to make “preservation of pregnancy a priority task for the doctor” and discourage incentives for abortion. He also advocated state support for pro-motherhood media campaigns and crisis pregnancy centers.