Hungary: Women Travel to Other Countries for Abortion Services Due to Increasingly Restrictive Laws in Hungary
Friday, September 15, 2023 10:50 AM

As abortion-related laws have become more restrictive in Hungary in recent years, increasing numbers of pregnant women in Hungary are traveling to other countries, such as Austria, in search of abortion services. Women are choosing to undertake this travel despite higher costs in other countries and the inconvenience of travel so they can access these services. The restrictive legal situation impacts not only Hungarian women citizens, but also refugees such as Ukrainians who have fled the war and now reside in Hungary.

Compiled from: Lili Rutai, "Dozens of Hungarian Women Travel to Austria for Abortions Every Week, Amid Tightening Law," Euronews, August 16, 2023.