In Yaroslavl for one day — Wednesday, January 11, — banned abortion. This was reported on the website of the Yaroslavl Metropolia of the Russian Orthodox Church.
During the day in all government health facilities prohibited abortion, the same recommendations are given to private medical organizations. “The action is dedicated to the memory of the infants in Bethlehem murdered by Herod who wanted to kill born the divine child”, — explained in the Archdiocese.
As the newspaper notes 76.ru only during the year in the Yaroslavl region will host three days of silence without abortion in January, June and July.
In addition, a prayer vigil for the salvation of children will be held January 11 in St. Petersburg near the Kazan Cathedral, according to “the St. Petersburg diary”.
Similar events are held in the regions of the country for the first time. So, in the children’s Day on 1 June 2016, the abortion was forbidden in Voronezh and Kaluga.
In November 2016, Patriarch Kirill, likened abortion to alcoholism and drug addiction. He offered to withdraw them from the system of compulsory medical insurance.
January 11, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of the Holy martyrs infants of Bethlehem. According to the gospel, this day by order of Herod, was killed about 14 thousand children up to two years.