Deputy State Secretary Bence Rétvári said the Hungarian government aims to ensure that people who want to have children are given all possible support, not just financial, but aid for health interventions for people struggling to conceive, too.
Speaking ahead of the “Natural Child Blessing” conference in Budapest, Rétvári said that many potential parents faced not only financial obstacles to conception but health barriers, too. This is why the government is providing HUF 70 million each year in support of the Catholic Charity’s “natural conception” project, he said. The methods involved have been tried and tested in other European countries and the United States, and the project provides similar spiritual and lifestyle guidance to help infertile couples, he added.
Bishop Zsolt Márton of Vác County, who is chairman of the family committee of the Hungarian Catholic Episcopal Conference, noted the charity has been coordinating the project that provides a mix of family planning and medical aid for infertile couples since 2018.
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