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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Russia: Church and State Sign Agreement to Prevent Abortion

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The Ministry of Health in Russia has signed an agreement with the Russian Orthodox Church that includes prevention of abortion and provision of palliative care. The agreement signed by Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Churchwas published on the website of the Synodal Department for ROC [Russian Orthodox Church] Church Charity and Social Service.  

Article 9 of the 21 article agreement establishes cooperation “on the protection of maternal and child health, including reproductive health, promotion of family values and prevention of abortion.” The agreement includes joint actions with medical institutions for the  “creation of crisis pregnancy centers at hospitals with the participation of psychologists and participation of representatives of religious organizations of the Russian Orthodox Church in advising women who are planning to terminate the pregnancy, in medical institutions”  and for the provision of space for  “posting information of religious organizations of the Russian Orthodox Church on the stands in medical institutions.”

Meanwhile, The Russian State Duma is considering legislation on abortion that includes limiting funding for abortion to only those that are considered medically necessary. The bill is designed to help reduce the number of Russian children destroyed through the violence of abortion. READ MORE HERE

Remnant Comment: What is going on here? As America falls further into the pit of depravity, Godlessness, baby killing and the destruction of the family, the "Evil Empire" is rising up as the last best hope of the world. What the heck?


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