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Russian parliament endorses anti-US adoption bill | CNS News

Via cnsnews.com » Submitted On Wed, 12/26/2012 - 11:18am by Norman Wolfe

MOSCOW (AP) - The upper chamber of Russia's parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down.

All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted to support the bill, which has sparked criticism from both the United States and from Russian activists who say it victimizes children by depriving them of the chance to escape often-dismal orphanages.

The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry lawmakers retaliating against a recently signed U.S. law that calls for sanctions against Russians deemed to be human rights violators.

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I will not say I agree with the method but agree we need to keep our nose out of their business. We need to address the human rights violations of the US and fix our house before trying to tell someone else how to fix there house.

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1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

John - I disagree with you on this one. the US should be a beacon of light in the world, and hold up civil rights for everyone. Just because we are not "perfect" (not even close) does not mean that we should not promote the ideal and encourage other countries to improve.

1 year 10 months ago

I agree with you in theory, my point is we are not a beacon of light in many respects and the US does not promote as much as force but when they force back on us, we revolt.

1 year 10 months ago

I will agree with you on that.

1 year 10 months ago

I completely disagree with this proposed ban on adoption. As much as we need to help other countries, we need to improve our country. We must make sure that our improvements of other countries do not threaten the security of our country.

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1 year 10 months ago
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