Tuesday, July 19, 2011
New York Times: Russia Enacts Law Opposing Abortion, by Sophia Kishkovsky:
President Dmitri A. Medvedev has signed into law the first steps intended to restrict abortion since the collapse of communism, the latest salvo in what is beginning to resemble the fierce divide over abortion in the United States.
The changes require abortion providers to devote 10 percent of any advertising to describing the dangers of abortion to a woman’s health, and they make it illegal to describe abortion as a safe medical procedure.
Tighter restrictions on abortion may follow after Parliament considers a separate health bill in the autumn. . . .