In 2001, the Ministry of Health opened up for twin abortion when the fetus has serious illness called selective fetus reduction. In February 2016, they concluded that this also applies to healthy fetuses until the twelfth week of pregnancy.
– “There are few women applying for this. We have had very few pregnant women seeking a reduction in their twin pregnancy. We did not have this before 2016,” said the head of the National Center for Invasive Fetal Medicine, Torbjørn Eggebø.
The Deputy Leader of the Christian People’s Party, Kjell Ingolf Ropstad has asked the Right and Labor Party in connection with the party’s decision to clarify their position on these types of abortions since KrF wishes to ban this. On the grounds, Ropstad said, among other things, that the law as it is today is too liberal and that “Nordic women travel to Norway to get abortions on twins.”
St. Olavs Hospital reports to P4 that there have been no foreign patients who have had a twin abortions in Norway.
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