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Antiabortion Movement in Russia: Participants’ Motives and Practices

Student: Mariya Maksimenko

Supervisor: Maria Davidenko

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Sociology (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2019

The anti-abortion movement, also called the pro-life movement that was born in America in the 1970s and became widespread in Europe, is a relatively new phenomenon for our country. In Russia, various events are periodically held to draw attention to the abortion problem, different measures to reduce the number of abortions performed. Many of them are associated with government officials, for example, S. Medvedeva leads “Give Life!” campaign. In addition, crisis centers for pregnant women in difficult life situations, designed to prevent and reduce abortions, are constantly being opened in Russia. At the same time, Russian anti-abortion initiatives remain a little-studied aspect of Russian literature. In this study, we tried to find out what prompted participants to join the anti-abortion movement and which practices are most characteristic of the Russian pro-life movement

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