The movement «For life» will be held in Russia the action «They could go to school»

© Photo courtesy of the press service of the all-Russian public movement «For life!»The Shadow pattern Sep Boris ZabolotskyThe movement «For life» will be held in Russia the action «They could go to school»© Photo courtesy of the press service of the all-Russian public movement «For life!»

Opponents of abortion will hold on 14 September in Russia the action «They could go to school» to mark the start of the new academic year, reported RIA Novosti on Wednesday by the organizers.

«The participants of all-Russian public movement «For life!» will try to attract public attention to the fact that every day in the Russian abortion clinics the country loses the student composition of the two major schools,» — said the press service of the movement.

The event will be held in 34 cities of Russia, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Krasnodar, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg.

«During the event, activists will put on city squares, children’s shoes, symbolizing the daily number of abortions in individual regions and localities. In the capital the organizers plan to put on the site for public events in the Park «Sokolniki» 2 thousand pairs of children’s shoes, which corresponds to the daily number of abortions in the country. Now volunteers collect shoes among Muscovites and residents of the Moscow region», — reported in the movement «For life!».

According to the organizers, exhibited in public places, shoes are designed to «visualize the dry statistics of abortion.»

«We have seen that the government and social forces need to expand joint efforts to support low-income families to have abortions was smaller and more first-graders,» commented the coordinator of the public movement Ekaterina Markova. In turn, the Executive Director of the program «Save the life» Maria studenikina told RIA Novosti that all collected shoes will be transferred to poor families.

«Two and a half years, our organization develops its own Federal program «Save a life», in which more than 140 psychologists and social workers in 86 cities of the Russian Federation provide various kinds of assistance to pregnant women in crisis and low-income families. During this time, managed to keep about 7 thousand pregnancies who planned to abort because of financial problems. Of all the various assistance the project has received over 65 thousand people. After the action, the collected shoes will be handed over to poor residents in the capital and suburbs and wards of our program in the regions,» said studenikina.

Activists believe that the material difficulties of the family should not become a cause of abortion or the removal of a child the guardianship. In their opinion, the state and society have enough resource to help these families to keep the baby.

In August of this year, the movement «For life!» announced the collection of more than 1 million signatures in support of the initiative on the allocation from the state budget assistance to families with children subsistence level for each child. The signature sheet also has a proposal on the protection of every child’s life from the moment of conception.

According to Rosstat, in Russia annually is about 1 million abortions, according to this indicator, the country has consistently ranked first in the world. However, only 3% are held by medical and social indicators. In budget FOMS for these purposes will be about 5 billion rubles per year. For the period from January to may of 2017 in Russia, the population decline was 111,8 thousands of employees, while over the same period in 2016, the figure was almost three times less — 41.6 thousand people. In 28 regions the death rate exceeded the birth rate in half to two times. The natural increase was recorded in 21 regions, although a year earlier it was observed in 33 regions.

In the Russian Orthodox Church has previously noted that the incidence of abortion may be permitted only if the woman sees a real alternative in the form of assistance and participation in their destiny by the state and society.