Posted on | July 12, 2012 by Elizabeth Charnowski |
This afternoon when answering questions asked by the CEDAW committee experts on the accessibility of contraceptives in Bulgaria, the delegate explained that it is very easy to gain access to contraceptives in the country. And why are contraceptives so freely available?
He explained that non-state actors are very limited and that the church is not very present in the state. In the delegate’s words, the lack of Orthodox Christianity leaves people to make their own decisions. Ms. Silvia Pimentel (Chair of the CEDAW Committee) even had to add in her agreement with the Bulgarian delegate.
That is very interesting considering about 60 percent of the Bulgarian population regards itself as Orthodox Christian.