Illegal abortions in Russia to entail million-ruble fines


Illegal abortions in Russia to entail million-ruble fines
17.01.2014 | Source:

Illegal abortions in Russia to entail million-ruble fines

The State Duma of the Russian Federation gave the first reading to the bill that introduces fines up to one million rubles for illegal abortions.

It goes about violations committed by medical specialists during legally established procedures to perform abortions. The actions of a doctor shall not fall under the Penal Code, the bill specifies. The bill was initiated by MPs Alexander Zhukov, Elena Mizulina and Olga Batalina.

The draft law stipulates sanctions from 3 to 5 thousand rubles for citizens, from 10 to 50 thousand rubles for officials and from 500 thousand to one million rubles for legal entities.

According to Mizulina, despite the current trend for the number of abortions to reduce, the number of actual abortions performed in Russia was much larger, as the statistics takes account of the surgeries performed in municipal healthcare institutions.

Official numbers speak of 900,000 abortions a year, whereas experts say that the actual number of abortions is five-eight times larger. “It goes about millions of abortions,” Mizulina said.

Deputies believe that the absence of legal responsibility for medical employees for violating legal norms leads to lawlessness and does not protect the right of pregnant women for motherhood.

Meanwhile, Russia’s current law stipulates criminal responsibility only for illegal abortions in cases when a surgery is performed by a person who does not have adequate medical education.


Well, regulation is a disincentive for performing something.

Russia is facing a demographic crisis.


As if course American and much of the western world. However Russia’s abortion rates have declined sharply and their leaders are opposed to abortion in many cases and the prime minister’s wife and her work to educate youngster as to the dangers and moral problems associated with abortion is praiseworthy and Pope Benedict expressed his approval of that when he met her in the past.


Praying for the end of abortions.




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