The Hungarian governing parties plan to submit the next child protection package to parliament in the fall, counting on the contribution of child protection organizations, said Fidesz MEP Gabriella Selmeczi at a conference on Monday.
On Hungarian child protection measures, the politician said that several aspects of the fight against pedophile crimes have been tightened, including the penalties – the most serious cases are punishable at the same level as manslaughter – and a ban on employment has been made mandatory, so that if someone is convicted of such crimes, he or she can no longer work among children.
The LGBTQ and gender propaganda did not stop at Hungary’s borders,”
warned Selmeczi, who said that people should be asked whether Hungary needed to ban sex reassignment surgery for under-18s by force of law. She noted that such operations are not currently prohibited but that the general experience is that they are not carried out.
Gabriella Selmeczi (Photo: MTI/Balogh Zoltán)
Magyar Nemzet reported that at the conference, Christl Ruth Vonholdt, a pediatrician and former head of the German Institute for Youth and Society, said that if medical measures – including anti-puberty drugs and the use of sex hormones – are not used, gender dysphoria will disappear in 85 percent of children during adolescence.
She also pointed out that at the same time, the proportion of children treated with puberty suppressants who persist with sex change is rapidly increasing, with the majority even undergoing sex reassignment surgery. In doing so, she continued, they are choosing to become irreversibly infertile and also taking on a lifelong dependence on hormones.
In my view, a child of 10 or even 17 is not capable of understanding the consequences of such a decision,”
Írisz Sipos, press officer for the ecumenical Offensive Junger Christen community, pointed out that a draft German law would include “homophobic and transphobic motives” in the criminal code and would criminalize any treatment, measures, or counseling that could challenge, delay, or hinder the process of gender reassignment. She pointed out that this would also apply to parents and teachers. The draft law does not even raise the possibility that a child’s “intention to transition” could be temporary, she noted.
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