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Moscow, bans abortion ads that don't inform women of the risks
Move contained in a bill passed in the Duma. The government continues to fight the decline in population: over 1.5 million abortions every year.
Church and State to join hands to counter demographic implosion
We must again consider life a gift, Aleksij II says.
Census of Russians begins amid Orthodox Church criticism
Data collection starts in far eastern regions. Results expected in March. The Orthodox Church complains about the lack of "faith” option in the questionnaire to gauge religion in society. But real issue is the low birth rate.
25/04/2016 16:13:00 RUSSIA
Easter eve anti-abortion drive in Russian Orthodox parishes
Russia’s pro-life movement launches a petition with the backing of the confessor of the Moscow patriarch. Starets Iliy wants to “collect a million signatures” to ban government-funded abortions in the public health system.
Disqualified for violating two-child norm
Individual rights are at risk, Bishop Fernandez says. Women's groups say norm is discriminatory.
Church: "Two-child policy is anti-family"
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