Russian stars sign petition to ban abortion

Moscow, October 7, 2016


In the wake of Patriarch Kirill, several famous Russian
citizens immediately expressed their desire to sign the
petition to ban abortion, reports the foundation for
support of families, motherhood, and childhood,
“Women for Life.”

Among those who without delay have supported the ban were
State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov, adventurer and priest
Feodor Konyukhov, singer Gregory Leps, TV hosts Oksana
Fedorova and Boris Korchevnikov, Olympic boxing champion
Evgeny Tischenko, and UFC champion Alexei Oleynik, and

“How terrible to live in a time when human life is
worth nothing,” commented actor Dmitry Pevtsov with
a line from the musical “Optimistic Tragedy.”

In his view, the main problem lies in that people
don’t understand when human life begins and at what
moment interruption of this life becomes a crime.

The topic of abortion touches upon universal values and
therefore should be addressed at the highest level,
emphasized TV host Oksana Fedorova.

“I, as a mother, as a person, understanding that the
main destiny for women is motherhood, of course stand
against abortion,” stated Fedorova with certainty.

Many women who have committed abortions have appeared on
Boris Korchevnikov’s “Live” TV program.

“I have seen how this act years later has crippled
their lives. All of them—I have yet to meet an
exception—have regretted it,” he said.

The TV host gave the example of the mother of many
children and leader of the movement “Women for
Life,” Natalia Moskvitina, who was thrice directed
by doctors to have an abortion, but every time chose in
favor of saving her children’s lives.

“Abortion mutilates the life of a woman, because
this murder haunts her her entire life. I have seen the
eyes of those who, out of cowardice and the persuasion of
doctors or husbands, decided to do it, and afterwards they
cannot forgive themselves,” said Korchevnikov.

To date, nearly 400,000 have signed the petition to
completely ban abortion in Russia.

Such political and public figures as the head of the
Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadryov, the Honored Artist of
Russia Diana Gurtskaya, and singer and actress Victoria
Makarskaya have expressed their support for the ban.

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