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Hungary - September 2022

Government tightens abortion law

The Hungarian government has amended the existing abortion law, further restricting women's abortion rights in the country. The new law has been identified by civil society organizations in the country as yet another gradual step towards restricting abortion rights. In 2012, the current government adopted a new constitution, which includes a provision that states that “a foetus has to be protected from conception” and introduced stricter procedures such as banning the use of abortion pills – leaving women only with the option of the more traumatic surgical abortion.  

Sources: Balkan Insight (1), BBC, The Guardian, Balkan Insight (2)

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