The State Duma of the Russian Federation has adopted a bill establishing fines for illegal abortion up to 1 million rubles. The bill was adopted in the first reading.
Today, by the decision of the State Duma, a bill was adopted, imposing fines for illegally conducted abortion of both individuals and legal entities. Citizens will be fine in the amount of 3-5 thousand rubles, officials-for 10-50 thousand rubles. The greatest fine was established for legal entities – from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles. The accepted bill supplements the new article of the Code of Administrative Offenses. The new article also refers to the requirement of the presence of the appropriate higher medical education from a medical worker conducting abortion. New requirements for abortion are in force in Russia from January 1, 2012. According to them, abortion is carried out no later than 12 weeks of pregnancy and only by agreement of the woman after its informing. In the case of social indications, such as pregnancy as a result of rape, the period of abortion increases to 22 weeks, and the case of medical indications is not set. Abortion is prohibited earlier than 48 hours after the woman’s appeal, if the term of pregnancy is 4-7 and 11-12 weeks. If pregnancy periods are 8-10 weeks – abortion is carried out no earlier than 7 days after 7 days. The delay is installed so that the pregnant woman can thoroughly consider her decision.“(Lack of legal responsibility of medical workers) gives rise to impunity and does not protect the right of pregnant women to motherhood,” the explanatory note to the bill says.
Regular checks show that the necessary terms are not respected. Prior to the adoption of the bill, there was only criminal liability, to which they could bring for abortion, carried out without the appropriate higher medical education. Many are opposed to abortion. The Patriarch of Georgia Elijah II expressed his opinion on this year last year. The clergyman called on the government to ban abortion in the state.