The Governor of new Jerusalem monastery Archimandrite Feofilakt (Bezukladnikov) has called on state Duma deputies at the legislative level to recognize abortion is murder and ban them, according to RBC.
“Abortion must be murder. This law still need to pay attention, and it needs to be accepted,” said the Archimandrite may 17, at the meeting of the inter-factional working group of the state Duma on the protection of Christian values.
Currently, the Orthodox movement is carried out collecting signatures for a ban on abortion. In the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church supported the initiative, but in dialogue with the authorities is only require to take abortion from the system of compulsory medical insurance.
In December 2016, meanwhile, the expert group under the Russian government rejected the initiative on the exclusion of abortion from the system. Then the government said that neither the society nor the state have no right to take “cannibalistic decisions.”