Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Abortion advertising must include a government health warning in Russia

 It appears that the Russian Government has enacted a law that will require health warnings about abortion to be incorporated in all advertising for abortion.   The warnings, about such aspects of abortion as the loss of fertility, etc., must occupy a minimum ten percent of every advertisement.   

Russia has one of the world’s highest abortion rates, and this contributes in no small way to the worsening demographic crisis in that country.   This is despite the efforts of the Russian government in encouraging women to have more children.  

It is reported that the Russian parliament might soon, too, pass a bill the result of which would restrict access to abortion and increase punishments for those who carry out ‘illegal abortions’.  The proposed law would also make it easier for mothers to have their babies adopted in an anonymous environment.

Please have a look at my blogs for 2 and 6 June 2011, and 12 July 2011, for related material on the Russian approach to the problem of the falling population.