Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals?

Belarus may forbid abortions in private hospitals?

Is Belarus going to prohibit private medical structures from conducting abortions? The talk show "What Is Going On?" discussed the issue.

Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, Physical Culture, Family and Youth Policy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:  
This is being discussed more at "domestic" level. The parliament also discussed this issue. But in 2018, no changes in this area will be made.

Svetlana Shilova, Associate Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Belarusian State Medical University:
I'm not for abortion. I am against the ban on abortion. Today we must educate the public. And only through education can we qualitatively reduce abortions again. This is a small percentage, but it exists. As for private centers, this discussion is going on among medical professionals, and we are discussing subordinate regulatory legal documents, because there are some peculiarities. The goals of a commercial structure and a public health organization are a bit different. Belarus has introduced pre-abortion consultations. Thanks to all religious organizations, when we passed the law in 2014, we introduced that compulsory procedure with a psychologist.

We thus wanted to convince a woman that abortion is bad, and it is necessary to give birth.

This works well in public health organizations. And we note a slight decrease in abortions. Private companies... They have their own business. And this is profit. Therefore, they may not discourage women that vigorously. Therefore, today we are discussing among medical workers the following issue: since we do not have lots of abortions right now we should allow abortions to be performed only in state medical institutions.