The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill
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In the ROC understand that it is currently impossible to ban abortions in Russia and consider it necessary to withdraw them from the system, said Patriarch Kirill. He also compared abortion to the MLA with insurance of alcohol for people suffering from alcoholism
The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill supported the withdrawal of abortion from the compulsory health insurance (CHI), adding that at present, a complete ban on them is impossible.
He said that was signed in September, a petition to ban abortions, because that is the position of the Church. However, he added that the ROC is “a realistic agenda” in the moment, to ban abortion impossible.
“If the government says it’s your own business, it emphasizes his opposition to abortion. Well, because nobody helps, for example, alcoholics and drug addicts to buy alcohol and drugs at the expense of some insurance?! There is no such, because it is evil and harmful. And here cover General insurance abortion” — he said (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
The Patriarch said that “adversely” refers to abortion for social reasons, but “testimony — that is another conversation.”
On September 27 the Patriarch put his signature under the text of appeal to completely ban abortions in Russia. Signatures under the petition were collected by the participants of all-Russian public movement “For life” and movement “Orthodox volunteers.” The prohibition of abortion was also supported by the Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin and the Commissioner of the President of Russia for children’s rights Anna Kuznetsova.
With the idea of excluding abortion from MLA in may 2015 was made by Deputy Yelena Mizulina.