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Pro-life Easter signature campaign at Russian Orthodox churches

April 28, 2016

On April 30-- the night of the Easter Vigil on the Orthodox calendar-- signatures will be collected at Orthodox churches calling upon Russian lawmakers to ban abortion, according to the Interfax news agency.

Russia, which has one of the highest per-capita abortion rates in the world, passed legislation in 2011 limiting abortion to the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Apr. 29, 2016 12:55 PM ET USA

    I think enough petitions have been sent to the government on abortion. Another will make no difference! The bishops telling Catholics that it is as close to serious sin as makes no difference,needing confesion, to vote for pro-aborts will make more difference. Refusal of Eucharist and Christian burial for those politicians will make more! Petitions in Russia might make more difference since the ROC is all but a branch of the government, and politcians care more what the Church says. Not in US.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2016 11:11 PM ET USA

    That's an idea that our bishops and clergy of other faiths should seriously consider. Have each parish provide the forms for people to sign.

  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Apr. 28, 2016 8:15 PM ET USA

    Too bad this could never happen in the U.S. ;-)