• A Ghastly Centennial: 100 Years of Legalized Abortion in Russia …

    Surge Summary: This week marks the 100th anniversary of legalized abortion in Russia. The Communist nation paved the way for the ghoulish procedure; many Western Nations followed. A bloody-minded legacy, indeed …

    by The Ruth Institute

    “On November 18, 1920, Soviet Russia became the first country in the world to legalize abortion,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute. Wednesday will mark the 100th anniversary of legalized abortion.

    “It’s not surprising that a totalitarian state pioneered legalized abortion. Just as communism violates human rights on a massive scale, abortion denies the most fundamental of rights – the right to life – to the unborn child,” Morse declared. “That is why it is ironic that so many international organizations try to portray abortion as a fundamental human right, comparable to free speech or the right to a fair trial.”

    Until the end of World War II, legalized abortion was limited to Russia and countries controlled by the U.S.S.R. Then Sweden and Japan legalized abortion. In the 1960s and 70s, many European democracies passed similar laws. In 1973, the Supreme Court imposed abortion on the United States.

    Today, the World Health Organization estimates there are 50 million abortions a year worldwide. “The number of abortions performed in the past 100 years could be in the billions,’’ Morse declared.

    She also warned: “Now, some prominent NGOs and government aid-givers are trying to force abortion on African countries like Kenya, in spite of overwhelming local opposition.” http://www.ruthinstitute.org/press/kenya-threatened-by-cultural-colonialism-in-abortion-bill

    “It’s important for all of us to understand the origins of legalized abortion. It started with a regime dedicated to the abolition of human rights and the family, and the massive expansion of state power,” Morse charged.

    In Kenya, the fight against abortion is being led by groups like the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum. https://kcpf.or.ke/

    Human Life International Poland has been working to raise awareness of this tragic anniversary https://www.hli.org.pl/pl/artykuly/5518-18-listopada-mija-100-rocznica-legalizacji-aborcji-na-swiecie.html

    The Ruth Institute  http://www.ruthinstitute.org/  is a global non-profit organization leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

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