Faith & Family Ties

Can a Healthy Society Have One Without the Other?

Controversial Hungarian Prime Minister ­Viktor Orbán recently made global headlines yet again—this time for his bold plan to increase the Hungarian birthrate. The most prominent feature of the plan is to grant any Hungarian woman who gives birth to four or more children an exemption from income taxes for the rest of her life.

With a birthrate hovering around 1.5 children per woman (replacement level is 2.1), Hungary is among the lower-reproducing nations in the European Union. But no EU nation currently produces enough children to replace its own population without the help of immigrants, who generally have a higher birthrate.1

Hungary is by no means the only country that has been...


is the managing editor of The Natural Family, the quarterly publication of the International Organization for the Family.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #49, Summer 2019 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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