by: – Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development, Norway – Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister, Sweden – Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark – Anne-Mari Virolainen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Finland “This year, in 2018, it is 50 years since reproductive rights – including the right to decide whether to have children and how many children to have – were first formally recognised. More … Continued
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.
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.