BUDAPEST, Jan 21 (LifesiteNews) – A Budapest municipal court ruled Tuesday that a Hungarian pro-life group and a priest are required to pay over $35,000 (CDN) to a teenage girl whose baby they attempted to save from abortion by taking her to court. Agence France Press reported yesterday that the Alfa Federation family protection organization and an unnamed priest (no denomination provided) were fined because they took a 13-year-old to court in the southern town of Baja trying to stop her from killing her baby.
The Baja court ruled in 1998 that the girl, Katalin, could not have an abortion since “the right of the fetus to be born and live overrides its mother’s right to self-determination.” The Health and the Justice Ministries later intervened to allow the abortion. The Budapest municipal court ruled that “the Alfa Federation and the Baja parson had no grounds or need to intervene into the private life of (Katalin) and thus have infringed the law.” The judgment cannot be appealed.
For more see the AFP report.