Russian Health Ministry Plans to Set up Pregnancy Centers to Lower Abortion Rate

Thaddeus Baklinski, Life Site News, January 29, 2014

In its continuing effort to boost its birth rate, the Russian government is looking at setting up crisis pregnancy centers to help dissuade women from abortion.

“The Health Ministry supports the creation of crisis centers for pregnant women, where they can get professional counseling from social workers. We think that this is the most promising and humane way of reducing the number of abortions,” said Elena Baibarina, the head of the Health Ministry’s Department for Health Care for Children and Obstetric Aid, according to a RIA Novosti report.

“The number of abortions in Russia is going down. The 2008 figure was 1.2 million, while in 2012 it dropped down to 935,000. But it is still too high, which also contributes to infertility issues,” Baibarina said.

Prominent Russian demographer Veniamin Bashlachev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta that Russia’s population loss through abortion in the decades leading up to the fall of communism was two and a half times the number of lives Russia lost in the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the Second World War combined. Abortions in the 1960s to the end of the 1980s averaged more than 4.5 million a year.

By 2011 the Russian population stood at 143 million people, down by 5.7 million since the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.

To combat the abortion epidemic, the Russian government has proposed legislation that would ban free abortions at government-run health clinics, require prescriptions for the ‘morning-after’ pill, require parental consent for teenagers and a husband’s consent for married women, and mandate a one-week waiting period before an abortion is performed.

Other proposals have included increasing the 2,000 ruble ($70) monthly government subsidy offered to pregnant women.

Late last year Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning abortion advertising.

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  • Spartacus

    “To combat the abortion epidemic, the Russian government has proposed
    legislation that would ban free abortions at government-run health
    clinics, require prescriptions for the ‘morning-after’ pill, require
    parental consent for teenagers and a husband’s consent for married
    women, and mandate a one-week waiting period before an abortion is
    performed.”

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    Oh my God ! They’re outright nazis !

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Putin understands a lot. Whatever the criticisms of him I’m glad he’s the most powerful individual in the world.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        I wish he were in our White House instead of the chimp-in-chief.

  • sbuffalonative

    It’s important as to the people they are targeting to combat abortions.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Agreed. As the blogger at Unamusement Park put it, I’m pro-life for whites, pro-abortion for everyone else. I know he’s a thug, but I get a bit jealous that the Russians have a leader who actually seems to give a crap about Russians.

      • Sick of it

        He’s less of a thug than our current President.

  • Kenner

    If they expect Russians to have more children, they need to build housing that promotes that, not the cramped garrets people are living in now.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      There is what there is. Rome wasn’t built in a day and the Rodina won’t be rebuilt in a matter of a decade or two.

  • bigone4u

    Anything that increases the white population of planet earth is good. Anything that decreases other populations is good. I used to be a conservative Christian type who opposed all abortion. Not any more. Russia is taking the lead in expanding the white population. Good for Putin. The Chinese limit the number of children their people can have. Good for them too. Planned Parenthood serves a largely black and brown constituency. Good for them. Every white abortion is a loss. Make abortion unappealing to white women and every white birth is a victory.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      We Russian Orthodox consider ourselves Christians, and many of us are conservative. Feel free to join us!

      Just be sure to come to a Russian or Greek church. The OCA is too multiculti. And there is no need to mention that we are very diverse. That’s how you can know that the Ethiopian Orthodox is a church you’d best avoid.

      Long live Ethnic Division!

  • libertarian1234

    “Russian Health Ministry Plans to Set up Pregnancy Centers to Lower Abortion Rate”

    I still believe nothing has to be done to stop a falling birth rate, but adjustments to the economic system to provide for less revenue from young workers, which is not a difficult job, plus an adjustment here and there.

    But, more importantly, Russia could come out of this situation with more resources and a better infrastructure than places like the US that constantly promote growth, because the entire world is rapidly depleting its natural resources, especially India and China, and one natural calamity could well spell doom for millions of people due to food and water shortages, to say nothing of the loss of lives from the riotous conditions they would cause and intra-tribal warfare within each nation.

    Russia lost 20 million people in WWII, yet they’re rebounded and created a nice civilization in the ashes. Surely those kinds of losses which were overcome are more devastating than a falling birth rate.

    I’m highly suspicious of this constant stress to grow more and more when constant growth can’t go on forever. It seems more of a scam than anything else just to convince Western leaders to continue accepting third world hordes to fulfill some out-of-touch geek’s desire to create a one world utopia.

    • M&S

      >>
      Russia lost 20 million people in WWII, yet they’re rebounded and created a nice civilization in the ashes. Surely those kinds of losses which were overcome are more devastating than a falling birth rate.
      >>
      Nope, the Russians lost between fifty and seventy five million lives _at least_. The Germans were dead serious when they said they were killing at rates of 10-12 and even 15:1 and still forced to give ground.
      Himmler was particularly maddened by this until he had his historical staff stop using 1920s-30s Soviet propaganda and go back to pre-revolutionary population distributions and do extrapolations from there.
      Turns out the Soviet population was not 100 million nor even 120 million but closer to _200 million_. And this changed everything for the war in the East.
      The Russians lost at the Pripyet marshes, they lost at the pinsk marshes outside Kiev, they lost at Vyazma, Bryansk and Smolensk. And yet as soon as the Japanese signed what amounted to a separate neutrality treaty, the Russians brought home their Far Eastern TVD forces, leavened with a huge number of Asiatics and they just kept ‘recruiting’ from this -enormous- pool of human cannon fodder as the war went on.
      But in this, it is important to note that it was not ‘The Rus’ who were leading the charge, it was the Soviet populations under them, they lost their population ability to generate an effective fighting force in 1941.
      Ironically, it was something like 1997 before the Russian population again crested 200 million. Because when you so severely implode a societal means of supporting itself, that you have to literally replace White Russian stock across the board with Asiatics, you get a condition where it’s very hard for Russians to make headway as reentry into a post-war competitive world. It is likely this as much as anything which made their initial successes in the nuclear and ICBM race so pathetic, they were hoping to create a bluff and all’s they did was generate a competitive psychology that they didn’t have the people to back up.
      We should keep this in mind when it comes time to eliminate our own racial differences. Because we are easily talking WWII levels of depopulation and we will _not_ be able to sustain the infrastructure as maintenance roles of present day society any more than the Russians did.
      As an addendum, this kind of nonsense is still going on, this time with Arab and Trans-Caucasus’ Turkic peoples being ‘invited’ into the Russian homeland on the Western side of the Urals where they are profoundly -hated- by most Russians who are proud of their whiteness as a carte` blanche entry into Western Society and greatly fear polluting their genes with non-white blood as the low IQ and criminality that it implies.
      Russians in Moscow will literally turn their backs from providing handouts to the homeless when the Russian equivalent of Roma from the far south showup for some freebies of their own.
      Yet despite Russian youth gangs doing all they can to harass and detain illegals for police arrest and deportation, Putin’s administration defecto backs the notion of their presence and does little or nothing to stem the tide as a fragmented CIS means yet more cheap labor jobs are now left undone and societal infrastructure maintenance cannot be allowed to slump without massive immigration issues relative to white population fleeing for richer climes.
      Putin is not a bad man but he is still a politician who sells his soul to meet bottom line economics.

      • LHathaway

        Dude, America lost 400,000 men to combat in WWII. American fought in NAfrica, Italy, France and Germany and was by far the major supplier of allied troops in the Pacific Theater, also. By simple guestimate, no more than 6,000,000 men died during WWII in combat. Stop repeating and regurgitating these huge numbers of 20 million deaths in Russia alone. They become meaningless? Sure, 20 million people in Russia have died before. . .

        • libertarian1234

          I haven’t seen you EVER post anything on here but general statements in rebuttal to what someone is claiming, and what you DO post is always either wrong or obscure, unclear, and is off the mark.
          And are you starting off your remarks with “Dude,” because you have a burning desire to be talking with your bros on the Grio?

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        “Putin is not a bad man but he is still a politician who sells his soul to meet bottom line economics.”

        That is my only disappointment with the man.

    • Anna Tree

      Putin is not talking about growing more, he doesn’t want the Russian population numbers to continue to dwindle.

      But anyway, it is good for white populations to grow more. From 33% of the world in the 1900s we are falling down 8%! The Africans were 250 millions in 1950 and are over 1 billion nowadays and going more than 2 billions in 2050. They are overpopulating earth, not us! We wouldn’t grow more naturally and for sure to grow on forever, unless after colonizing other planets.

      I don’t think Putin is throwing a scam, he doesn’t want third worlders, he wants more white Russians.

  • borogirl54

    I saw a documentary on this. Many of these women are teenagers and young women who have no idea that they are pregnant until they feel the baby move. At this point, many of them choose to have an abortion. The abortion method used is one where the baby is injected with a drug to stop the heart and the baby is delivered dead within 24 hours. Despite the fact that birth control is now available, young women still choose second trimester abortions.

  • borogirl54

    In Russia, women were expected to work and raise a family on the side. Birth control was not available during the communist era and so women got abortions or if they did not choose abortion and still did not want the child, they left it at the hospital and the child ended up in an orphanage until adulthood.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Exactly. From that perspective, things have improved considerably.

  • Truth Teller

    How about making diapers, baby formula, washers and dryers and apartments large enough to raise children in available at low prices?

  • LHathaway

    All that sowing resentment in women in Russia (and this is surely an interesting topic, perhaps done in ‘holocaust’ manner, perhaps done in a similar way white American women, too, have become so convinced of their disadvanted (a groups who is by far the most advanted), combined with Russian bride syndrome, didn’t work out too well for Russia itself. They can’t prop us up forever. The truth will come out and it will set us free.

  • Truth Teller

    A good way to combat this is to give more tax breaks per child.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Doesn’t help much when you don’t have much income to start.

      • Truth Teller

        The tax breaks can be the same per child regardless of income.

    • Anna Tree

      But then non-whites will get them too, but at least it will be those who work… so yes it is better than just child benefits.

      • Truth Teller

        There aren’t that many in Russia.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    And the loons keep calling President Putin a “Communist.”

    Vladimir Vladimirovich is a Great President, and after whom I named my son.

    To the idiots (on both the right and the left) who are still fighting the cold war, I say, “please kill yourselves.”

  • JohnEngelman

    A high youth population contributes to civil unrest, terrorism, and even military aggression. Millions of young men enter job markets with little use for them. The high youth population in the Arab world fosters terrorism and civil war. The low youth population in Russia is one of the reasons the Soviet Union fell with little violence.

    • Anna Tree

      No the difference is still mostly because of DNA. Nature again more important than nurture:

      There would still be terrorism in muslim countries with lower youth population. There would still be less violence in Russia or other white countries, with higher youth populations.

      • JohnEngelman

        The First World War began in the Balkan Peninsula when the area had a high youth population.

        When the Japanese invaded China in 1931 Japan had a high youth population.