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Prevention of abortion at the woman’s request was included in the list of public utility services. The corresponding decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
In addition, the document says services for prevention of social orphanhood for the prevention of infant abandonment and reduction of cases of deprivation of parental rights and ensuring the possibility of recovery. Parents will provide various assistance, including Advisory, psychological, pedagogical, legal and social.
The decree will enter into force on 1 January 2020.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova reported that since the beginning of 2000-ies the number of abortions in Russia has decreased more than three times. According to her, in the early 2000s, the country was 2.31 million aborted pregnancies, and in 2018, there were less than 600 thousand.
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