From the Christian Science Monitor, Russia begins to reconsider wide use of abortion.
"'Artificial termination of pregnancy after week 12 is fraught with grave consequences for a woman's health,' says an official spokesman for Russia's Health Ministry. 'Abortions account for 30 percent of maternal mortality in Russia. It has been decided to reduce these dangers.' The dangers include sterility; abortion is a leading cause of increasing diagnoses of infertility in Russia."