Moscow, October 31, 2016
State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov believes that the fight
against abortion should be waged on the state level,
“For starters, the government should give people a
clear understanding of what the abortion procedure really
is: it’s not a cosmetic operation, not preventative,
not for recovery—it’s the termination of human
life!” said the deputy in an interview published in
“Parliamentary Gazette” on Friday.
Milonov is convinced that the artificial termination of
pregnancy was included in the list of services covered
under mandatory health insurance by “some
“What’s the policy of obligatory medical
insurance? It’s a guarantee that the state medical
fund takes upon itself the function of healing people. But
abortion is not healing, but quite the opposite:
it’s harm to a woman’s health and the ending
of a baby’s life,” he said.
In his opinion, the state simply is not in the right to
pay for services for women who want to kill their own
“So why don’t we kill the elderly?
There’s more reasons for that: they’re
useless, they’re a liability, they smell, they get a
small pension, they take up room in the apartment, they
only have a short time left,” added Milonov.