The Church from the very beginning of existence has sought to protect the life in the womb and has considered abortion as a form of murder in its theology and canons.  Orthodox Christians are admonished not to encourage women to have abortions, nor assist in the committing of abortion. Those who perform abortions and those who have sought it are doing an immoral deed, and are called to repentance thru the sacrament of confession with the parish priest or spiritual father.