Norway must reverse decision allowing "selective reduction" abortions and promoting "abortion tourism"
Norway's Health Directorate has just ruled that foreign women, living in Norway, can now avail of so-called "selective reduction" abortions, meaning that they will now be allowed to abort one twin, for example, simply because they do not want more than one child.
This ruling is clearly not about "healthcare".
Dr Birgitte Heiberg Kahrs, a specialist in fetal medicine at St Olav's Hospital in Oslo, was quoted by TheLocal.no as saying: "We have not found any medical benefit from this. On the contrary, it exposes the second child in the womb to danger as the abortion risk increases."
But, even still, because hospitals will not be required to ask for a fixed address, this new ruling may well open the door to so-called "abortion tourism". For example, this "extra-dangerous" kind of abortion is not now permitted in Sweden and Denmark in the same way, and, therefore, it may draw such abortion-minded women to Norway, seeking to end the life of one (or, more, depending on the number of expected babies) of her children.
This is not what a truly progressive society does. This is not what a truly ethical society does.
A truly progressive society offers better solutions than abortion to women who feel that they may not be able to care for more than one child. Adoption, for example, is one suitable solution, and there are others.
A truly ethical society does not allow for the taking of innocent human life, full-stop.
But, from this case, it would appear that ethical considerations no longer rank very high on Norway's agenda.
As Torunn Janbu, from Norway’s Directorate of Health, told TheLocal.no: "We don’t, as the Directorate, have anything to say about the ethics. We just inform the local health services about how to apply the law."
If nothing else, this sounds like a complete abandonment of the duty-of-care owed to innocent human life, at its most vulnerable stage. It sounds like the cementing in place of a barbaric practice.
Newsflash from the outside world: Just because something is legal, doesn't make it ethical!
Please sign this petition, asking Norway's Health Directorate to immmediately rescind this dangerous ruling. Thank you!
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Norway descends into shameful barbarism by allowing "selective reduction" abortions and promoting "abortion tourism"