Many pregnant women decline abortion after sermon
One sometimes reads news items about how someone has blown up an abortion clinic, or terminated a doctor with a reputation for carrying out abortions. These things usually (actually, almost always) seem to happen in the USA. And when the perpetrator is caught, he (it is also usually a he) often tries to justify his action by saying that he was doing it for God.
Hat-tip to Fr Milovan for this news of a more excellent way.
Perm, August 28, Interfax – In Chaykovsky, the Perm Region, 40 percent of women visiting women’s health clinic refused to terminate their pregnancy after talking to an Orthodox priest.
Women in Chaykovsky are issued an abortion appointment only after a mandatory sermon of Father Igor, a priest in St. Trinity church, a Perm issue of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reports Friday.
During such meetings, women are asked to fill in questionnaires which include such questions as ‘If you have a child already, and you learn that he/she has drowned a kitten, will you punish your child for that?’, ‘Are you ready to meet the soul of your child after death?’, ‘If a criminal states in court that he murdered someone because his apartment was too small, will he be acquitted?’, ‘Could you ever have a look after abortion on what has been taken out of you?’
Father Igor talks to Muslim women, too.