LifeSiteNews: Russia: “64% of Pregnancies End in Abortion”

Just a thought… Perhaps the Russians would consider at least ending the “free abortions for everyone” program. It might be more effective than Putin’s Love Camps, and it might be of some help in alleviating the need for Russia to reclaim ethnic Russians in the near abroad. Little wonder that by the year 2050, there will be more Yemeni than Russians

Russia: 64% of Pregnancies End in Abortion

250,000 women/year left infertile from abortion complications


By Tim Waggoner
ST. PETERSBURG, September 31, 2008 ( – Alarmingly high abortion rates in Russia are leaving an increasing number of women infertile, said Marina Tarasova, deputy head of the St. Petersburg Research Institute For Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at an international conference on Monday.

The St. Petersburg Times reported that with 64 percent of Russian women procuring abortions, 200,000 to 250,000 women each year are stripped of their biological ability to procreate because of permanent effects from the procedure.

“Over the past five years, female infertility in Russia has increased by 14 percent, and over 1.5 million Russians need advanced medical technology to become pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy,” Tarasova said.

She also mentioned that by the end of last year, there were 5.5 million infertile couples in the country.

In the teenage population, one in four women have a gynecological ailment or reproductive disorder. Furthermore, over the last five years, there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of women aged 15-17 who have experienced these health problems.

The Russian government is attempting to promote family values within the country, naming 2008, “The Year of the Family.” Abortions, however, are still offered free of charge at all state clinics.


One Response to LifeSiteNews: Russia: “64% of Pregnancies End in Abortion”

  1. […] Russia: 64% pregnancies end in abortion. My personal consideration on this subject is very easy: a country with very bad demographic prospects (about which I blogged here) shouldn’t be worried about being a super-power but just about surviving, something it’s not going to do if they cotinue this path. […]

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