Despite the steady decline, by European standards, the number of abortions are still high in Hungary. The current abortion ratio is one abortion per three live births, whereas the European average is one abortion per five live births. In all Eastern European countries the number of abortions are relatively high, which is due to the legacy of the communist era the deputy secretary said.
Abortions can be influenced indirectly through political means, above all by providing assistance and greater financial support to families. The other means of prevention lies with the public education system - putting more emphasis on family education and family planning as well as moral training said the deputy secretary.
(alfahir.hu - hungarianambiance.com)