Is Norway about to Make Abortion Illegal? Understanding Norway’s Hottest Political Debate

This is what I listen to on tv a lot around my relatives right now. The debate on abortion is really obvious for me but I was told that was due to being a Christian American. Many Christian Americans are anti-abortion, making me stand out in the family among what Americans would label “leftist views” or even not Christian at all. I don’t know a whole lot about Norwegian politics but I recognize Knut. His face is on, like, everyday on the news.

A Frog in the Fjord

If you live in Norway you might have noticed a lot of headlines about a guy called Knut Arild Hareide, the head of KrF aka The Christian Democrats Party. (If you are lacking behind in terms of Norwegian political parties read this: Norwegian Politics for Dummies and Clueless Foreigners.)

This is Knut Arild Hareide:

hareide Knut Arild Hareide, leader of the Norwegian Christian Democrats

You might have also noticed from the media and angry Facebook posts with this kind of stuff that Norway might be about to change its Abortion law.

Now what is happening? Is it true? And what is the link between these two things? Here is an explanation for those who are trying to follow but don’t really manage (note that Norwegians, despite their small population, have a very high number of political dramas, scandals et tutti quanti every single year which can be hard to follow even…

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