BUDAPEST (LifeSiteNews) – Hungary’s government has issued a decree that requires doctors to show women seeking an abortion “the factors indicating the presence of the vital functions of the embryo.” According to reports, this means that women would have to listen to the sound of the heartbeat of the unborn baby.
In a statement on Monday, September 12, the Ministry of Interior said that “nearly two-thirds of Hungarians associate the beginning of a child’s life with the first heartbeat,” and that modern equipment can help provide relevant information for pregnant women by detecting the heartbeat early in pregnancy. The new regulation is set to take effect on September 15.
Seeing the vital life signs of an unborn baby has in the past changed the minds of mothers who were seeking an abortion. A recent example of this is a woman in Texas who chose not to have an abortion after seeing her twins on ultrasound.
1.6 million Walmart employees will soon be pressured into supporting and seeking abortions thanks to Walmart’s new initiative pouring financial incentives into abortion-specific travel.
According to CNBC, Walmart employees “and their family members who are insured through Walmart” will have abortion travel costs covered “if they cannot access a legal abortion within 100 miles of their location.”
This is horrifying news, because this means that low-income workers will have virtually no excuse to refuse Walmart’s new abortion-related accommodations.
Walmart expands abortion coverage for its employees in the wake of Roe v Wade decision https://t.co/dtheFTcf07— CNBC (@CNBC) August 19, 2022
Notice that Walmart is also making abortion virtually inescapable, funding abortion-travel when it's not accessible within a 100-mile radius. As a result, every female employee will be forced to at least consider seeking an abortion.
Walmart's expanding abortion coverage also includes any instance "when there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage or lack of fetal viability.” This seems limited, but it’s actually an expansion of abortion coverage that is the beginning of a very dangerous slippery slope.
This is because the same CNBC report notes that Walmart “previously offered more limited abortion coverage.”
Expansions are continuing in stages, with Walmart targeting their most vulnerable employees who find themselves in life’s darkest, most difficult moments.
Walmart is going to cover abortion care for 1.6 million employees🔥— Ariana Afshar (she/her) (@progressivebrat) August 19, 2022
There is no private company who currently employs more Americans in the nation than Walmart, and whose abortion coverage will impact more people.
But this means that the American voice is represented in every Walmart store, proving that now is our chance to make that voice heard.
Will you help our fellow Americans raise their voice against pro-abortion Walmart, and push back againast Walmart's war on the pro-life movement?
We cannot miss this moment. With Roe v. Wade officially struck down, it’s now up to us to change the pro-life culture at the state level — but also at the private level.
We cannot have a pro-life culture if private companies are still actively funding abortion!
Stand with America’s employees who are fighting for life at America’s biggest employer: “We the consumers are demanding accountability from you. Stop Walmart's abortion expansion now.”
Hungary’s government, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has put forward many pro-family laws, such as tax breaks and subsidies for families that have multiple children. The government also enshrined the protection of the unborn in the Hungarian constitution in 2011, which says “the life of a fetus will be protected from conception.”
However, even after the new constitution promised the protection of unborn life, Hungary’s abortion laws had not been changed until now. Abortion is generally legal up to the 12th week of pregnancy and in some cases even up to the 24th week.
A member of the right-wing opposition party Our Homeland Movement took credit for the idea in a Facebook post, claiming that the government adopted their policy proposal. She called it “the first pro-life move since the regulation of abortion in 1956.”
The number of abortions carried out every year in the country has been declining since Victor Orban’s Fidesz Party took power in 2010. However, approximately 22,000 unborn children were still killed by abortion in Hungary in 2021.