MOSCOW, may 2 – RIA Novosti. In the Patriarchal Commission on family matters, protection of motherhood and childhood proposed to impose a moratorium on abortions in Russia at the time of the pandemic coronavirus.

Executive Secretary of the Commission the priest Fyodor Lukyanov told RIA Novosti that “abortion refers to planned operations, not a medical procedure, poses a serious threat to the health of the mother and subsequent children”.

Lukyanov called “not only public but also private clinics to voluntarily abandon the production of abortion at the time of the pandemic and thereby reduce the risk of infection Russian women and members of their families.”

“Also support the recommendation of the Minister of health of Michael Murashko on suspending the Russian reproductive medicine clinics of IVF protocols when the General epidemiological situation”, – said the representative of the Patriarchal Commission.

the Official position of the Russian Orthodox Church on abortion is in their excretion from the system of compulsory medical insurance (CMI), which has repeatedly called on the Patriarch and other representatives of the ROC.

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