There are 300,000 abortions performed yearly in a Greek population of 11 million. One third of these abortions are performed on girls under the age of 18.
With a mortality rate in Greece of 120,000 per year, the country’s birth rate of only 90,000 poses a serious demographic threat to the Greek population. That is not to mention the seriousness of the sin.
Therefore, the Greek hierarches are trying to support in any way all initiatives against abortion. Metropolitans Seraphim of Piraeus and Eusebios of Samos came out in support of the anesthesiologists who refused to administer anesthesia to pregnant women for abortion procedures.
hat-tip Stephen Neil