and legal abortion is under threat in Hungary, where the government is
proposing constitutional reforms. These reforms include the drafting of a new
constitution that contains language protecting the right to life from the
moment of conception.
Center for Reproductive Rights and the Hungarian Women’s Lobby have sent a legal and
policy memorandum to Hungarian government officials
and parliamentarians outlining the international and regional human rights law
on the subject. The memorandum also notes the impact this potential change will
likely have on women’s access to safe and legal abortion in Hungary. Other
sexual and reproductive health care services, such as emergency contraception
and in-vitro fertilization, could also be affected.
passed with such language, the Hungarian Constitution will be the only constitution
in Europe granting the right to life from conception. Countries around the
globe that recognize the right to life prenatally in their constitutions often
have very restrictive abortion laws.
Center and the Hungarian Women’s Lobby are urging that the language on the
right to life from the moment of conception be deleted and replaced with similar
language from other European constitution.
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Constitution from limiting women’s human rights and reproductive freedoms.