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« on: November 30, 2007, 02:49:02 AM »


 Russian Mother Chooses Life, Gives Birth to Five children11/20/2007

Catholic News Agency (www.catholicnewsagency.com)

Refusing to consent to "selective abortions", Varvara Artamkin followed the teaching of her Orthodox Christian faith over the objections of Russian Doctors
and gave birth to five healthy children
 
LONDON (CNA) - A Russian mother has given birth to quintuplets despite opposition from doctors who wanted her to abort some of them. Varvara Artamkin and her husband Dimitri had to travel to England in order to keep all of their children.

She and her husband Dimitri, a 28 year-old math professor, were told by Russian doctors that they would not treat Varvara during her pregnancy unless she aborted two or three of her babies. The doctors said the 'selective terminations,' as the abortions are called, were essential to giving the remaining
babies a chance of survival.

Mr. Artamkin's grandmother, Irina, 74, speaking from her home in Moscow, described their plight: "They went to several maternity hospitals to ask them to take her on but the doctors kept saying they would only accept her on the condition that she terminated two or three of the babies."

Irina continued: "Our families are very religious people - Varvara's father is an archpriest - and the church teaches that abortion is murder. Varvara and
Dimitri wanted all their babies and they would not agree to such a condition."

The expecting parents were too poor to seek treatment abroad, but Vavara's father, a senior priest in the Russian Orthodox Church, secured anonymous benefactors in Oxford who are paying the bill for the care of Varvara and all her new daughters.

Dimitri's sister, Maria, 24, said: "For me, that they were born alive was a miracle. It was all in God's hands and I was elated. We will go to church and light
a candle for each baby."

Varvara gave birth in an Oxford hospital a week ago to five daughters 14 weeks pre-mature. As of Thursday, all of the newborns were said to be doing "very well."

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 06:43:42 AM »

Hardly a wonder that abortion rates are so high in the former Soviet republics with this kind of coercion.

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 08:54:09 AM »

Hardly a wonder that abortion rates are so high in the former Soviet republics with this kind of coercion.

Grandmother's and father's evidence differ. Smiley

Mr. Artamkin's grandmother, Irina, 74, speaking from her home in Moscow, described their plight: "They went to several maternity hospitals to ask them to take her on but the doctors kept saying they would only accept her on the condition that she terminated two or three of the babies."

"‘They all met us differently. For instance, in one famous mother-and-child clinic a professor said to my wife: ‘Do whatever you like but be aware that Moscow’s best clinic won’t do with you.’ In the Family Planning Center, on the contrary, we were very welcome, yet they told us that our case was risky and suggested we go abroad,’ he added."
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 10:43:37 AM »

Wow, five babies!   Shocked  Glory to God and Lord have mercy!   laugh
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 11:26:11 AM »

Wow, five babies!   Shocked  Glory to God and Lord have mercy!   laugh

Lets  hope those doctors who suggested abortion learned a very valuable lesson from this. 

Many years to the five little girls.


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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007, 07:47:30 PM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 07:59:08 PM »

Russian Mother Chooses Life, Gives Birth to Five children11/20/2007
Irina continued: "Our families are very religious people - Varvara's father is an archpriest - and the church teaches that abortion is murder. Varvara and
Dimitri wanted all their babies and they would not agree to such a condition."

 May God almighty grant them many years and look upon this humble family with favor.  Glory to God in the Highest!  Glory for ever!
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