In Makhachkala more than a thousand people gathered for a rally against abortion

© RIA Novosti / Maria to Vasakpartei in fotobounce the city of Makhachkala from the observation deck. Archival photoIn Makhachkala more than a thousand people gathered for a rally against abortion© RIA Novosti / Maria to Vasakpartei the image Bank

More than a thousand people took part in a rally against abortion in Makhachkala, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of regional Ministry of health sarin Ahmadova.

The rally was organized by the Ministry of health of Dagestan in the framework of the action «give me life». It was launched across the country in 2008 at the initiative of the Foundation for socio-cultural initiatives Svetlana Medvedeva. The main aim of the campaign is the long-term programme aimed at preventing abortions, strengthening families, preserving family traditions, the unification of efforts of state structures, various social and religious organizations in the struggle to preserve life of unborn children and women’s health.

«Russia and the world’s abortions take second place in the structure of maternal mortality. It is also a very common cause of infertility. We have still room for improvement: over the last 2.5 years in Dagestan, was born on 5 thousand children less than in previous years, and if we could prevent all abortions, reducing fertility have not been,» — said at the meeting head of the Department of health protection of mothers and children, Ministry of health of Dagestan Raisa Shahinova.

According to her, from year to year in Dagestan, the number of abortions is decreasing: from 7.7 thousand in 2015, to 7.2 thousand in 2016.

The rate of abortions in the country dropped from 8.6 to 8.5 per 1 thousand women of childbearing age, whereas in Russia as a whole it is 22.8.

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