Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was outraged by the recent decision to license an abortion pill for commercial distribution in Hungary, Magyar Hírlap reports.
Health state secretary Miklós Szócska told Parliament yesterday that the National Pharmaceutical Institute registered the pill on May 17, in line with a code that is binding on EU member states.
He added that the registration does not mean that the pill will be allowed for use. He told HírTV Monday evening that the pill will not be released commercially in Hungary.
The Alfa Federation will protest against the abortion pill outside the health state secretariat on Arany János utca in Budapest’s Fifth District at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Professor of law Gábor Jobbágyi, who will address the gathering, told Magyar Hírlap that the pill violates the Basic Law, which protects the fetus from conception.