October 29, 2009


When I emigrated from newly post-Soviet Russia, I stayed in touch with some of my classmates. Years later, I began hearing about our mutual acquaintances, girls in their late teens and early twenties at that time, getting abortions in the half-a-dozen range. The very existence of these rumors was shocking.

The epidemic of terminating pregnancies as a form of birth control remains one of the biggest challenges to Russia

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