Hungary’s conservative government is planning to enact stricter controls on voluntary sterilization: only adults with three children of their own or over 40 years of age would be eligible for sterilization as a method of birth control.
According to “Társaság a Szabadságjogokért”, a Hungarian liberal pressure group, one’s right to mutilate oneself is a “basic right”
In the opinion of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), conditioning the right for sterilization on a certain number of children or on an age threshold violates the right of self-determination and the right of privacy. Furthermore, it rules out the possibility of considering individual circumstances. The conditioning of constitutional rights, including the right for self-determination, on an age minimum higher than the age of majority should always be properly justified. In this case, we believe the justification is unsatisfactory for such abusive intrusion into private lives and family planning decisions.
As it was the case today in the Supreme Court of the UK, I guess “the right to die” will be a “human rights problem” (again) in Hungary, too.
These days the main “human rights issues” are the so-called gay marriage, various kinds of “right of self-determination” ( “women’s rights over their bodies”, that is abortion in plain English, or “one’s right to die”, that is suicide in plain English. No kidding but some would put even the efforts of the Hungarian government to get homeless people off the streets as “a breach of right to self-determination”!). The right-to-get-stoned (“cannabis legalization”) is an evergreen “human rights” issue in such liberal circles, of course.
There’s a War on Life.
So I should end this post with a video on the visit of a very inspiring pro-Life warrior to Budapest.
- Hungary’s war on the homeless (politicsinhungary.wordpress.com)