The Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Gleb Nikitin, submitted to the Legislative Assembly of the region a draft law banning private clinics from performing abortions; the corresponding document was registered in the electronic file cabinet of the “Zakonoproekt” information system. Deputies are invited to submit this legislative initiative to the State Duma.
Changes are proposed to be made to Article 56 of the federal law “On the fundamentals of protecting the health of citizens in the Russian Federation.”
“Part 1 should be supplemented with the following paragraph: “Artificial termination of pregnancy is carried out in medical organizations of the state and municipal health care system,” follows from the bill.
The explanatory note notes that the document was developed to improve the demographic situation in Russia and reduce the number of complications arising from abortions.
“The bill provides for the exclusion of medical organizations of the private health care system from the list of medical organizations that have the right to carry out artificial termination of pregnancy, as well as a reduction from 12 to 8 weeks of pregnancy, at which artificial termination of pregnancy is possible at the request of the woman,” the explanation clarifies.
The document emphasizes that in private clinics there is no strict control over compliance with the procedure for providing assistance in the field of “Obstetrics and Gynecology”, women are not consulted by a psychologist and a lawyer, and information about social support measures is not provided. It is also indicated that there are no skills in resuscitation and surgical assistance in the event of complications.