Thursday, May 19, 2011

Safe Haven

Hungary: a governmental pro-life campaign
M. Viktor Orban’s government, just few weeks after the promulgation of the new Constitution protecting “the life of the foetus […] from the moment of conception”, started a consciousness-raising campaign in favor of adoption aimed at pregnant women in distress. Here is a poster. This picture was taken (by Sakari Huttunen for the Hu-lala website) at the beginning of May in a subway station in Budapest. This is a positive and comprehensible message, which invites to prefer adoption to abortion:
“I understand well that you are not ready to welcome me in your life, but give me to the adoption service, let me live”, entreats the unborn child.


Article II of the new Hungarian Constitution protects a foetus’ right to life, which begins at conception:

“Human dignity shall be inviolable. Everyone shall have the right to life and human dignity; the life of the foetus shall be protected from the moment of conception."

From Grégor Puppinck, Ph.D, writing the blog Turtle Bay and Beyond

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