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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Abortion Monument

KIEV -- A Greek Catholic church in Ukraine has built a monument to "victims of abortion," a newspaper reported Wednesday.

The monument in the city of Lviv, some 450 kilometers west of Kiev, consists of a statue of the Virgin Mary looking down at marble human fetuses, the daily Fakty reported. The monument was the idea of a local priest, Miroslav Soltys, the report said.

Abortion remains one of the main methods of birth control in many former Soviet republics, where reliable contraceptives or information about sex are scarce.