“Hungary’s ever increasing support for families by the government is creating an environment where marriages and families are flourishing and abortion numbers are dropping, one of the country’s ministers advised a recent international conference on life and family.
The support has caused abortion numbers to plunge by more than a third of what they were in 2010 (40,449 to 28,500). It has also caused a plunge in the number of divorces (23,873 in 2010 to 18,600 in 2017) and a surge in the number of marriages (35,520 in 2010 to 50,600 in 2017).
‘A precondition of the medium and long-term social development and the sustainability of Hungary is a lasting turn in demographic trends,’ Katalin Novàk, Hungarian Minister of State for the Family, Youth and International Affairs, said.
‘The objective can be achieved with a stable, complex, targeted and flexible family policy that is capable of adapting to changing needs and conditions,’ she added.”