MOSCOW, 5 March – RIA Novosti. Oksana Pushkina, deputy head of the Duma committee on family, women and children, commenting on the initiatives on abortion prevention voiced earlier by the deputy of the State Duma, noted that restricting the rights of women to terminate pregnancy could lead to disaster, and also called on her colleagues from the State Duma “to be wise in adopting such solutions “and not react to such initiatives.
Earlier, at a conference in Moscow, State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva made proposals to reduce abortions: in particular, it is proposed to ban abortions in private clinics, as well as abortions for minors without parental consent. In addition, the deputy announced the need to develop a regulation on the circulation of abortive medicines, limiting their free sale. Yumasheva insists on editing the “informed consent”, which is signed by the woman who decided to have an abortion. It is proposed to rename the “pre-abortion counseling list” into the “Pregnancy preservation list.” “The upcoming elections to the State Duma generate more and more populist statements. Restricting the rights of women to terminate pregnancy can lead to disaster. who ask not to let this happen, “Pushkina said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
She recalled that in the post-war years, the prohibition of abortion in the USSR led to a monstrous increase in the number of artisanal abortions performed by village midwives.
“In 1950, more than a million abortions were recorded in the USSR, and 90% of them were criminal,” Pushkina recalled.
The deputy head of the committee added that she does not encourage abortion and considers them “one of the markers of social disadvantage.”
“As the curator of the party project” Strong Family “in the Moscow region, I must say that not all women share such populist statements. A woman is wise and prudent. The vast majority of women want to have children, this is our nature. The decision to terminate a pregnancy is not easy, and often follows of all, there are not ethical, but socio-economic reasons – the inability to give the baby everything he needs, to provide him with prospects in life. Therefore, I urge my colleagues to be wise in making such decisions, and not to react to such initiatives, “concluded Pushkina.