Foreign News: No More Abortions

In practical Joseph Stalin's quiet process of throwing overboard unworkable schemes for tampering with fundamentals, the Soviet Government decreed last week reversal of the Communist laws under which abortion has been free & easy throughout Russia. As recently as 1930 the Dictator encouraged public celebration of "The Tenth Anniversary Of The Legalization Of Abortion in Russia" (TIME, June 15).

Under last week's law Russia rejoins the rest of the civilized world in prohibiting abortion, except where necessary to preserve the life of the prospective mother, or in extreme cases of venereal disease. Reason:...

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