Implementing medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol in Norway 1998–2013

Medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol was introduced in Norway in 1998, and since then there has been an almost complete change from pre-dominantly surgical to medical abortions. We aimed to describe the medical abortion implementation process, and to compare characteristics of women obtaining medical abortion.

Christian Democrats’ attempted abortion restriction met by protests

The Norwegian Christian Democratic Party once again met strong objections after putting a proposal on the table requiring women to have a mandatory waiting period before having an abortion to “reflect” on their decision. Diagrun Eriksen, who proposed the new restriction, was heavily criticised for failing to acknowledge that women already wait at least a week for an abortion in the country.

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