“The radical left majority in the European Parliament has adopted the Matic report on“sexual and reproductive health and rights“crossing all existing borders – national competences, international and EU treaties”, said György Hölvényi after the document was voted.
“The Matic report interferes in the exclusive competence of member states in health policy and education. The European Parliament has taken a wrong path, which will have consequences for the future that are difficult to foresee”, warned the Christian Democrat MEP after the vote.
Sexual health and education, reproduction and abortion do not fall within the EU’s competence. Yet the report now voted on wants to bring these areas under full control. It seeks to deprive doctors of their fundamental right to decide on religious or conscientious grounds, to protect the human dignity of the foetus. Opinion terrorism could also lead to the disqualification of health professionals. The document also pushes a radical left-wing narrative of comprehensive sex education, with no regard for national competence. In doing so, it seriously violates the parental rights guaranteed by international treaties. Parents have the right to have their children brought up according to their own convictions,” said Hölvényi, listing the offending elements of the report.
“Today, the European Parliament, together with the Hungarian liberal MEPs, voted against the EU Treaties in force. We simply cannot allow the European Parliament to overstep its powers and ignore the constitutional and moral traditions of the member states,” the politician underlined.
Brussels 24 July