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Kjerkol believes that the Storting should pass the new abortion law now

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Storting representative Ingvild Kjerkol (Ap) believes the government should present the proposal for a new abortion law now. Archive photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

Of NTB | 02.05.2024 17:45:29

– The Storting should be allowed to start working on the new abortion law, Kjerkol adds VG.

She has the support of party colleagues Marte Mjøs Persen and Anette Trettebergstuen.

It is expected that the government will propose that the limit for self-determined abortion be set at week 18. Today’s limit is 12 weeks, after which a panel decides whether the woman can have an abortion. This is granted in the vast majority of cases.

Kjerkol points out that it seems to depend on a majority in the Storting for the change.

– I think it will grow, she says.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) promised as late as 17 April that the amendment to the law would be sent to the Storting before the summer. But on Wednesday he and the new health minister Jan Christian Vestre told TV 2 that the proposal will not come until the autumn. Vestre pointed out that it is not realistic to get the matter adopted in the Storting before the summer.

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