The Center for Fundamental Rights and the Young Republican Club of New York hosted the international guests of CPAC Hungary at a gala dinner on Thursday evening, with Hungary’s President Katalin Novák as the guest of honor.
In her speech, the head of state gave a few examples of Hungary’s family policy measures: no personal income tax for mothers of four, the extension of childcare allowance to grandparents, and the cancellation of student loan repayment for mothers of three.
Katalin Novák pointed out that the Hungarian budget spends six percent of Hungary’s GDP on family support. “This is unique in the world, nowhere else in Europe is there such a high level of family support,” she noted.
Marriage is the union of a woman and a man, and we protect life from the moment of conception, because we share Pope Francis’ conviction that every abortion is a tragedy,”
Describing the Hungarian character, she said, “we Hungarians will not be ashamed of who we are.” Speaking about her personal credo, she said, “where I alone am not interchangeable is my family.”
According to the president, the papal visit the week before was “an uplifting moment, we are proud of Hungary, of its love and hospitality.” Referring to the motto of the event – ‘United we stand’ – she told the audience that “the more united we are, the stronger we will become.”
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