Russia’s Orthodox church, lawmakers want to limit abortion
Patriarchal Theocrats always want to control all aspects of sex, and it doesn’t matter what country they are in. The same fundamentalist Orthodoxy in Russia is also anti-birth control, anti-divorce, and anti-gay.
Russia’s Orthodox Church teamed with Conservative parliamentarians Monday to push legislation that would radically restrict abortions in a nation struggling to cope with one of the world’s lowest birthrates.
The legislation would ban free abortions at government-run clinics and prohibit the sale of the morning-after pill without a prescription, said Yelena Mizulina, who heads a parliamentary committee on families, women and children.
She added that abortion for a married woman would also require the permission of her spouse, while teenage girls would need their parents’ consent. If the legislation is passed, a week’s waiting period would also be introduced so women could consider their decision to terminate their pregnancy, Mizulina said.