Women seek late term abortions abroad

Pregnant Norwegians travel internationally to countries like Sweden, England and Wales to undergo abortions after the 12-week limit prescribed by Norwegian law. An investigation by state broadcaster NRK revealed from 2008 to 2012, at least 67 Norwegian women went overseas for the procedure, the majority of them past week 13. In Sweden the abortion limit […]

Many mayors challenge abortion changes

A majority of Norwegian mayors said they’ll deny doctors the right to refuse to refer patients for abortions. The government’s proposed changes to abortion laws aim to give doctors the right to opt out of both performing and referring the procedure, but would leave a veto power in the hands of municipalities. Last week Conservative […]

Total ban on late term abortions

The Norwegian government is finally set to overhaul abortion laws after it was revealed 17 healthy fetuses old enough to survive outside the womb had been aborted since 2001. Midwives first raised the alarm in May 2012, claiming unclear legislation had lead to an increasing number of late-term abortions. Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) figures showed between […]

100 years of women’s right to vote

Norway is today a world leader in sexual equality and tops international charts for women’s position in the workplace. So it’s surprising to think that it’s only 100 years since Norwegian women were finally granted the universal right to vote, after a political battle that lasted 27 years. On June 11, 2013 it will be […]