Skip to comments.New Hungarian Constitution recognizing life ‘from conception’ signed into law
Posted on 05/06/2011 8:30:43 PM PDT by GonzoII
New York, May 5, 2011 (C-FAM) - Last week, Hungarian President Pal Schmitt signed a controversial new constitution into law that includes a provision for the protection of unborn life from conception and the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
While the new constitution easily passed in the Hungarian Parliament by the governing majority, it was without any participation from the smaller opposition party who walked out before the vote. The Council of Europe, UN staff and non-governmental organizations are also questioning the legitimacy of the new Constitution as controversy continues to rage over both the content and the process by which the Constitution was passed.
Abortion rights groups have targeted Article 2, which states, The life of a fetus will be protected from conception. The pro-abortion law firm Center for Reproductive Rights, along with Amnesty International, has campaigned against the provision, saying it will lead to restricted access to abortion either by legislative reform or constitutional challenge.
Amnesty International and a number of homosexual rights groups have criticized the constitutions exclusion of sexual orientation from the protected grounds of discrimination and the clause protecting the traditional definition of marriage because it could serve as the basis of a ban on same-sex marriages, which they argue violates European anti-discrimination standards.
Beyond the social issues, critics bemoan what they call a lack of transparency and the short time frame of nine days in which the Constitution was passed in Parliament.
The Council of Europe has tasked constitutional experts with reviewing the new law. Experts of the Venice Commission, an independent advisory body, are set to travel to Budapest this month and report back to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to address the concerns surrounding the drafting process.
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As someone of Hungarian decent, great going.
Finally, a country makes a stand for what’s right!!!!!
Praise be to God!!!!!
Here’s some foreign law the US Supreme Court can get behind.
Hungarians are beautiful people. They’ll be repopulating the earth with beautiful babies...in case you know of anyone who wants to adopt.