Russia has a horrible record when it comes to the unborn. Seventy percent of their pregnancies end in abortion. So it was a welcome development when the Russian Orthodox Church and local health officials of one Russian region banned abortion for a single day. It was on the commemoration of the “massacre of the innocents” when King Herod killed the baby boys in Bethlehem. This one-day reprieve is welcome, but Russia needs to go much further to protect their greatest natural resource — preborn children. For example, if Russia would decrease their abortions by fifty-percent, their population would stop shrinking and they’d have stable growth. But the long-term solution for many of Russia’s woes would be to stop abortion completely. If so, they could become a prosperous nation.