In St. Petersburg held a procession, where participants prayed for a ban on abortion in Russia. The event was held last Sunday on the boat with the participation of about 10 people, reports the Agency FlashNord.
The ship, which held a procession was decorated with a banner with the slogan “either Russia will do away with abortion, or abortion will end with Russia!”, previously used activists during a rally in Moscow.
During this event the faithful prayed for a ban on abortions performed Orthodox songs, and at the end I floated the wreath with the image of the embryo from the lanterns and the words “thou shalt Not kill”.
One of the participants told reporters: “we Need to ban abortion, you must do everything to ensure that our women have ceased to kill the children.
Another participant told the Agency “Rosbalt”: “Now the feast of the Exaltation, during which Orthodox Christians main prayer shout for joy to help in difficult times-for Russia and for the victory of Russian arms. Our prayer is dedicated to ensuring that women in Russia have ceased to do abortions. The situation in our country is critical, went aggressive rhetoric, and chastity is not held in high esteem”.
The fight against abortion has resulted in Russia in 2015. Then in January, speaking in the framework of the Christmas parliamentary meetings, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has urged lawmakers to bring abortion out of the system.
Later it became known that a similar bill to the state Duma deputies Elena Mizulina (“Fair Russia”) and Sergei Popov (United Russia). The document caused a lot of discussion and mixed reaction from parliamentarians.
So, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets spoke against the bill, and the Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko called the document an extremist. Later, however, the Minister noted a huge plus for demographics to reduce the number of abortions.
In September 2016, the Patriarch signed the petition for the abortion ban, which was signed by more than 300 thousand people. The position of the Patriarch was supported by the Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin and the children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said that any decision in connection with a possible abortion ban was not taken, is public debate and in the agenda this question is not included.