Radical party Jobbik calls for stricter abortion law

Budapest, February 12 (MTI) – The radical nationalist Jobbik party has initiated that abortions should only be allowed in Hungary for medical reasons or if the pregnancy results from a criminal act, party MP Eniko Hegedus said on Saturday.

She called on lawmakers to express a pro-life position and said this would be a cornerstone for Hungary’s renewal and social revival.

    ”Hungarian society has been in a serious crisis as a result of anti-life regulations in force in the past 55 years,” Hegedus said.

    Another Jobbik MP, Daniel Z Karpat, said current projections show that Hungary’s population is likely to drop to 9 million by 2050.

    Hegedus, Z Karpat and Adam Mirkoczi submitted a proposal to amend the law on the protection of the fetus on Friday.  

    Jobbik spokeswoman Dora Duro said on Friday that her party regretted that regulations on the protection of the fetus were not on the agenda anymore in preparations for Hungary’s new constitution.