Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hungary defies liberal pressure with conservative family law

Hungarian leaders have passed a law protecting the traditional family, defying ongoing criticism that their new constitution would curtail abortion and homosexuality.

The new law says the family, based upon marriage of a man and a woman whose mission is fulfilled by raising children, is an "autonomous community...established before the emergence of law and the State" and that the State must respect it as a matter of national survival. It says "Embryonic and fetal life shall be entitled to protection and respect from the moment of conception," and the state should encourage "homely circumstances" for...

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