The right-wing radical party “Mi Hazánk” (Our Homeland) recommends that the mother should listen to the baby’s heartbeat before terminating a pregnancy. Dóra Dúró, a politician of the party, spoke about the protection of fetal life in parliament. In her opinion, the Hungarian legislation in this area is a lie, because according to the party, life is created at the moment of conception and should be protected from that moment.
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The politician also said that she did not want to judge anyone, but citing a foreign study, claimed that 95 percent of women who were denied an abortion were glad after a year that they had not gone through with it.
State Secretary Bence Rétvári responded on behalf of the government, but did not give a concrete answer to Dúró’s question, instead citing the measures of the family-friendly policies of the past 12 years, such as the fact that the increase in the birth rate has led to the birth of 125,000 children, the highest in the European Union. The last time marriage rates were comparably high was in the 1940s and mid-1980s. He also said that the number of abortions was highest around 1970 and is now lowest since 1954.
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