Moscow, December 13, Interfax - The Russian Church insists on cancelling mandatory health insurance coverage for abortions.
“Abortions should stop being a part of mandatory health insurance, a norm of life for doctors, women and men, acceptable practice for society. Pregnancy is not an illness, and abortion is not a normal medical operation,” head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations Vladimir Legoyda said in his article published on Tuesday by Izvestia daily.
He reminded that abortion made on woman’s wish is a paid procedure in the majority of countries .
“Even the most prosperous state will not distribute free drugs, tobacco and alcohol, though they are legally allowed, but evidently harm people’s health. No one will ever think of buying a dose for drug addicts on the state’s account in order to prevent them from committing crimes, which can inflict harm to their health,” the author sums up.
Since you are here…
…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website.
However, resources for editorial are scarce.
In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription.
It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.
Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service,
weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers.
Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -
Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.
For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little?
A cup of coffee?
It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.
If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month,
they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ,
Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.