Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Total Ban on Abortion

Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Total Ban on Abortion

The Russian Orthodox Church is hoping to make all abortions illegal. To that end, Patriarch Kirill has signed a petition that will be given to Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Russian Orthodox Church formerly worked to ban government-provided abortions, but is now calling for a ban on private abortions as well. Patriarch Kirill hopes to get one million people to sign the petition. Thus far, 300,000 people have signed it. The petition would ban all forms of abortion, including surgical and drug-induced. It would also ban the morning-after pill.

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