Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Russia's 'family values' experiment

June 19, 2013

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Professor of History Emerita Patricia Herlihy questions whether Russia's new laws restricting abortion, divorce, and gay rights target the country's weak birthrate and high rate of early death.

Right: Gay rights activists protest outside the lower house of parliament in Moscow. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty Images / June 11, 2013)