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Denying Women Abortion Access in Moscow

Expand A woman wearing face mask sits in the train at the subway during the mandatory self-isolation amid coronavirus disease outbreak, in Moscow, Russia, April 2020. © 2020 Vladimir Pesnya / Sputnik via AP Many Moscow hospitals are denying women essential abortion care as the authorities are trying to curb the spread of Covid-19, a leading Russian women’s rights group says. But women and girls have the right to access safe abortion services, even during a pandemic. After Russia’s Minister of Health Moscow stated that planned non-urgent procedures should be postponed to avoid overcrowding…

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