Flower Jars Flag Bulgarian Women Protest

Society | November 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Flower Jars Flag Bulgarian Women Protest Bulgarian women placed hundreds of jars reading ???For right to live??? and with flowers inside in front of the office of the National Health Fund urging for a national fertility financing program to be restored. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Age

Bulgarian women placed hundreds of jars with flowers placed inside in a protest against health fund savings on fertility programs.

The symbolic protest came in response to a decision of the National Health Fund to scrap financing of medicaments for women trying to conceive in-vitro.

The program was suspended just a year after it was launched. It covered the costly treatment and medicine of some 1,200 childless couples.

The protest organisers from the Conception Foundation has called to the government to pin Bulgarian birth rate increase among the national priorities and coin a national strategy to overcome to demographic slump.

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