Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ proposed introducing a ban in Russia on inducing women to have an abortion at the federal level. He made this statement at the opening of the XI All-Church Congress on Social Ministry. He also assessed that a number of Russian territories have already introduced this ban.
“Thank God, separate initiatives are appearing at the legislative level aimed at reducing the number of abortions. Not so long ago in Mordovia, for example, a law was passed banning inducement to abortion. I hope that this initiative will be supported in other regions and at the federal level,” Patriarch Kirill emphasized. His words are reported by TASS.
The priest added that there is currently a demographic crisis in Russia. He also added that abortion is a real crime.
In August, Mordovia became the first region of Russia to pass a law banning inducing women to have an abortion. At the end of October, former State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva spoke out in favor of banning abortion in Russia. She said that without a ban on abortion, Russia will not be able to win the conflict in Ukraine. State Duma deputy Sultan Khamzaev also proposed paying women who refused abortions.