Norway’s Christian Democrat leader warns against liberalization of abortion law

Kjell Ingolf RopstadPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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On Saturday, the Christian Democrat Party’s (KrF) leader Kjell Ingolf Ropstad warns against the liberalization of the abortion law. Four out of five red-green parties want to implement the changes.

The fact that political parties on the left have spoken out in favor of expanding the limit for self-determined abortion and abolishing the abortion boards makes abortion a major issue in the election campaign, KrF leader Ropstad believes.

“Unfortunately, there is a great chance of a radical expansion, so I expect it will be an important issue in the election campaign, even though it is not one of our major issues,” he told the newspaper Klassekampen.

Ropstad warns that he plans to fight to prevent the limit for self-determined abortion from being extended.

“What will be the big and important job now in the next parliamentary term is to prevent a radical liberalization,” he said.

Recent survey

A survey Sentio conducted for Klassekampen earlier in July showed that the question of the limit for self-determined abortion is something that divides the Norwegian people.

41.9% said they believe the current abortion law should be retained, while a total of 38% believe that the limit should be extended to 18 or 22 weeks.

8.1% say they agree with the KrF that the abortion law should be tightened.

“The figures show that there is no majority for expanding the limit, at least not expanding it to week 22,” Ropstad added.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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