Let's compare that with Russia:
care to give their account of Italy? Spain? France?Here is an account by others of
Abortion rate per 1000 people:
It doesn't look to me like Roman Catholicism is in such bad shape after all. Take a look at the difference in abortion rates for Eastern Orthodox versus Roman Catholic countries.
Abortion Statistics for Italy
For the year 2008:
Live births.... 576,659
How do these statistics show that Roman Catholicism is in bad shape? Actually, they show the reverse, that even today, after Vatican II, the Roman Catholic Church is a stronger moral force against abortion than is the Eastern Orthodox Church.
according to Orthodox criteria you can make that argument. According to the Vatican's criteria, you can't: the studies all show the disparity of abortion in France, Italy and Spain (countries which didn't have godless governments running and ruining them for decades, btw) are attributable to contraceptive use and availability, something the Vatican puts on a par with abortion.
Again, I don't get a clear picture where the morning after pill, something available in the West, but I'm not so sure in the East, which is classified as a "contraceptive," where it fits in.
Myself, I rather shudder with shame with what is going on in Romania, Serbia and worse yet Greece (which never had a communist government). Lord have mercy!