Russia’s Future is Her Babies

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.

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