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Pro-government authors defend the new abortion decree

Friday, September 16th, 2022

In their first comments on the new decree making abortion conditional on ‘being shown vital foetal signs’, the two nationwide pro-government dailies dismiss as groundless the misgivings voiced by critics of the measure. (For the antecedents, see BudaPost, September 15.) READ MORE

Abortion made conditional on mothers being shown ’vital signs of life’

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Feminist activists are outraged by what they see as a measure which will humiliate and traumatize women, while a liberal author suggests the new decree will not actually make access to abortion more difficult in practice. READ MORE

Birth rate in trouble again

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

A pro-government commentator calls on the government to come up with yet more incentives to boost the birth rate, as it has sunk to a new low in the wake of the COVID pandemic. An alt-left blogger thinks that only a complete overhaul of the current economic system and endorsement of gender equality would increase women’s willingness to have more children. READ MORE

Reactions to conflicts over abortion rights in Poland

Friday, October 30th, 2020

A pro-government columnist accuses Polish demonstrators protesting against the restriction of abortion rights of trying to erase the core of Polish national identity. A liberal commentator deems it unlikely that abortion rights will be restricted in Hungary. READ MORE

Conservative lawyer lambasts the Curia

Monday, December 16th, 2019

A conservative legal expert accuses the high court of violating Constitutional principles by acquitting demonstrators who mocked the Catholic liturgy in a pro-choice performance. READ MORE

Calls for a more radical conservative Right

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

A conservative pundit calls on the Right to stick to its core ideology and defend traditional Christian ideas even if they imply policies not supported by the majority of the population. As an example, he mentions stricter abortion laws. READ MORE

Ethnic Hungarian abortion rate high in Slovakia

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The Bratislava-based Hungarian daily warns that the relatively high abortion figures in the southern districts of Slovakia may indicate a deep moral crisis among ethnic Hungarians. READ MORE

Childbearing: a private or public issue?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

A left-wing columnist accuses House Speaker and leading Fidesz politician László Kövér of advocating anti-abortion ideas. A pro-government commentator rejects this interpretation of Köver”s words, and suggests that the speaker actually wanted to highlight the demographic consequences of the declining birth rate. READ MORE

Abortion pill under fire

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

In a right-wing daily a columnist protests against the prohibition of the abortion pill. Women’s organizations also rally against the ban while pro-life politicians and activists describe the pill as ‘poisonous.’ READ MORE