|Russian Duma Drafting Pro-Life Legislation|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Nov 19, 2014, 11:05 PM|
The Duma, Russia's legislative body, is moving forward on enforcing tougher restrictions on abortion.
Russia Today reports that, "An assembly gathered by Russian Orthodox Christians has passed a resolution seeking legislative changes to ban all abortions, claiming that human life begins at the moment of conception."
A press release written by Pro-Life Russian lawmakers is quoted as saying that, “The human right for life from the moment of conception should be guaranteed by the Constitution and the process of changing the Constitution should be launched by a nationwide referendum.”
According to Russia Today, "The assembly united about 400 people and included federal and regional lawmakers, members of the Public Chamber, medical experts and members of various church-related groups from 40 regions across Russia. The session took place in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral – the most important Orthodox place of worship in the Russian capital."
More Russian politicians are advocating stronger support for Pro-Life legislation as the country has enjoyed a surge of higher birth rates.
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