Abortion stirs up controversy in Hungary

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 04 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1037

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  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    Doctors at Kecskemét Hospital in southeast Hungary last week terminated the pregnancy of a 13 year old girl whose request for the procedure has been surrounded by controversy. The abortion was performed only after the minister of welfare, Mihály Kökény, in effect overrode a county court injunction against the termination.

    The girl was granted permission for the abortion two weeks ago by the family …

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