the referendum could also serve as a guideline for improving and strengthening Hungary’s existing child protection laws.
Because Hungary’s constitution prohibits all forms of discrimination, the country protects human rights at the highest possible level, he argued. Fidesz MEP Lívia Járóka, in a video message, said any attempt to deny parents their right to raise their children as they wish should be spoken against. Tünde Fűrész, head of the Hungarian Kopp Mária Institute for Population Growth and Families (KINCS), cited fresh studies showing that
Hungary was a “child and family friendly country”.
Citing a European survey, she said just one percent of Hungarians believed that it was possible to live a good life without children compared with the European average of five percent. Fűrész said Hungarian studies indicated that 83 percent of the population considers child protection a key issue, and 86 percent believe schools should put greater emphasis on preparing children to live family lives.