(AP) About 60 percent of all pregnancies in Russia end in abortion, and another 10 percent of pregnant women lose unborn children because of health problems, the nation's chief gynecologist said Friday.
Russia ranks second in the world behind Romania in the number of abortions per capita, Vladimir Kulakov, the head of the Scientific Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, said at a news conference.
Girls in Russia under 18 account for every tenth abortion, he said. Doctors say the use of contraception is less widespread in Russia than in the West.
Of some 38 million women of childbearing age, about 6 million are infertile, and medical authorities consider abortions a major cause of infertility, Kulakov said.
This is just terrible. If there was ever a testimony against a woman's right to choose the taking of a child's life, this is the evidence. If the abortion movement had its way, and all women were given the license to take life, think of the society using this case study as an example. Dear Christian women, rise up and show this case study as why this terrible tragedy cannot be permitted. These poor women of Russia and Romania are being destroyed. May the Lord forgive us.