"There was similar practice in the Soviet Union, when abortions were officially banned and severely punished, and statistics was awful," the Minister told a press conference on Friday.
According to her, in Ukraine "if a person needs something, this person will always find a way to get it or will find someone who can provide whatever is necessary."
"The return (to the experience of the Soviet Union - ed.) and sending such operations to underground will do no good," Bohatyryova said.
The official also noted she does not approve abortions, but this choice must be left to people.
As a reminder, at the beginning of March heads of Ukrainian Greco-Catholic and Roman-Catholic churches addressed the parliament of Ukraine with a request to change the legislation and to ban abortions in Ukraine.
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